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Backhaus, Peter (Hrsg.)

Communication in Elderly Care 

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

2011, Continuum Int. Publishing Group, London, New York, 226. S, ISBN 978-1-4411-1254-5.


The topic of communication in elderly care is becoming ever more pressing, with an ageing world population and burgeoning numbers of people needing care. This book looks at this critical but underanalyzed area. It examines the way people talk to each other in eldercare settings from an interdisciplinary and globally cross-cultural perspective.

The small body of available research points to eldercare communication taking place with its own specific conditions and contexts. Often, there is the presence of various mental/physical ailments on the part of the care receivers, scarcity of time, resources and/or flexibility on the part of the care givers, and a mutual necessity of providing/receiving assistance with intimate personal activities.

The book combines theory and practice, with linguistically informed analysis of real-life interaction in eldercare settings across the world. Each chapter closes with a "Practical Recommendations" section that contains suggestions on how communication in eldercare can be improved. The book is an important and timely publication that will appeal to researchers and carers alike.


Williams, Kristine N.

S. 1-19
Elderspeak in Institutional Care for Older Adults

Davis, Boyd H.; Smith, Mary K.

S. 20-39
Dementia Care Communication in Residential Facilities: In tersections of Training and Research

Lubinski, Rosemary

S. 40-61
Creating a Positive Communication Environment in Long-Term Care

Maclagan, Margaret; Grant, Annabel

S. 62-89
Care of People with Alzheimer's Disease in New Zealand: Supporting the Telling of Life Stories

Heinemann, Trine

S. 90-111
From Home to Institution: Roles, Relations, and the Loss of Autonomy in the Care of Old People in Denmark

Engfer, Hilke

S. 112-128
Cake or Meat?-A Case Study on Dinner Conversations in a Migrant-in-the-Family Household in Germany

S. 129-144
"Me Nurse, You Resident": Institutional Role-Play in a Japanese Caring Facility

Matsumoto, Yoshiko

S. 145-165
Reframing to Regain Identity with Humor: What Conversations with Friends Suggest for Communication in Elderly Care

Hamilton, Heidi E.

S. 166-192
At the INtersection of Art, Alzheimer's Disease, and Discourse: Talk in the Surround of Paintings

Ryan, Ellen B.; Martin, Lori Schindel

Using Narrative Arts to Foster Personhood in Dementia


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