10-Communication Aging Populations-W2011

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Communication & Aging Populations
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Message from the Minister of Health, Division of Aging & Seniors, Health Canada (now this division is at PHAC)
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http://pewsocialtrends.org/2009/06/29/growing-old-in-america-expectations-vs-reality /
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http://pewsocialtrends.org/2009/06/29/growing-old-in-america-expectations-vs-reality /
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Ageism Definition of Ageism Ageism can be outright discrimination which strips people of their rightful place in society on the basis of their age alone. Ageism can also be more nuanced. It can be externally imposed on seniors through rules and policies. And it can be internally imposed, where people try to comply with societal expectations by limiting their own possibilities .” (Senate Report on Aging, 2009, p.12)
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External Ageism : discrimination on the basis of age that Makes assumptions about capacity Removes decision-making process Ignores older person’s known wishes Treats the older adult as a child Internal Ageism : Self-adopted ageism is the idea that I cannot do that at
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HSS 2102 taught by Professor Tian during the Winter '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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