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Developing a Relational Model of Care for Older People

Developing a Relational Model of Care for Older People

Creating Environments for Shared Living

James Woodward and Jenny Kartupelis

Quick Overview

This book clears away the misconceptions surrounding the care of the elderly and persuasively argues for a new approach based on interpersonal relationships. It brings together a vast array of evidence and incisive theory to generate a new understanding of how we can tackle some of the most pressing questions in our society.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 8.98in x 6.10in / 228mm x 155mm, 168pp
ISBN: 9781785923340

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2018, ePUB, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-655-1
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Care of older people is a major issue in the UK, crossing the boundaries between emotion, practical issues and economics. Yet many current concerns, and much conventional planning, are based on outdated assumptions or misunderstandings about the nature of ageing. Woodward and Kartupelis work to shatter these myths to create new and more useful models for our society.

Drawing on recent research, the book zeroes in on the nature of interpersonal relationships, their critical effect and the factors which affect their formation. The book has been inspired by the extensive work undertaken by both authors in the field of promoting the spiritual wellbeing of older people in in the UK, and brings together a diversity of expertise to propose a revolutionary new approach based on nurturing particular types of relationship.

Stimulating and eminently readable, this key text will play a vital role in reimagining care for the elderly and recognising the full potential of our older population.



An outstanding book of humane and imaginative analysis of how to meet the needs of older people,
rooted in research and policy expertise. James Woodward and Jenny Kartupelis take the reader well beyond
traditional models of care into a world of whole-person nurture, with spirituality at its centre.

- Professor Malcolm Johnson FAcSS, Professor of Gerontology and End of Life Care, University of Bath