Try my Google Co-op search engine to search authoritative health and geriatric/gerontology sites on the WWW

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Decision Making and the Elderly: New Reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Two new reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a UK-based endowed foundation established to provide housing in communities and to understand the root causes of social problems:
These two reports examine issues of decision making, risk, and autonomy involved in informal and caring relationships with the elderly. Both the full report and a summary are provided in PDF.  
1)      Improving decision-making in the care and support of older people examines the nature of decision making, and discusses the factors involved in decision-making by the range of those who interact with the elderly. Also examined are risk management and trust development strategies, as well as where responsibility for decision-making lies.
 2)     Risk,trust and relationships in an ageing society considers the role of individual motivation and cognition in dealing with some of the challenges, choices and tensions confronted in daily life in relation to the issues of risk and trust. It looks at both informal and semi-formal caring and supportive relationships.

No comments: