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Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB01H3Y: Health, Aging and the Life Cycle Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Summer 2010 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Summer 2010 Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lecture Room: SW 319. May 172010. Theories of Aging. A&G: Chapter 3- Theories of Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Theories. Models and Theories: - we hear about different ways we can map out our genes > gives us a better understanding because we have more technological advances - we will be challenged to keep up with the new advances and new research that will question previous theories. We will look at the theories of aging and understand that we did not get it right today - Models and theories are often times not carefully distinguished from one another in the literature and create this ongoing problem. - We are the young people and are collectively appreciating the issues being described. We have no idea what these things really mean and when we are 65 +, many of the concepts will come to mind. We need to understand that the aging process is occurring right now and we will eventually get old - We need to have a positive view of aging, we are forgetting that our theories are not in line with reality. Theorists before believed that he elderly didnt want to contribute to society and felt that they were no longer a vital part of our society - We need to appreciate that they want to remain active and we can ensure this through their quality of life Aging is usually defined as the: Death is the final event Theories of Aging: N Aging processes occur at the biological, psychological and social levels. - depending on what your interest is, it will dictate how you look at things. Biomedical model of care: - look at human body as a machine - medicalization of health and health care issues associated with aging - at the stage in our lives where we think of technology and we think of throwing the old out and getting the new - All relates to how we look at the body when something is not working well we get a new one. - We dont think of the body as being affected by something more than mechanics, because we just think of it as a machine. - Is the current framework that is used all the time - We define our treatment and assessment of individuals based on these definitions where we believe that someone has to be restored to perfect health www.notesolution.com
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