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Handbook on Covid-19 Pandemic and Older Persons: Narratives and Issues from India and Beyond

Mala Kapur Shankardass

This handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on older people across different countries, focusing on important issues affecting ageing societies. It presents an analytical framework of various emerging concerns affecting societies, transforming of social relationships, bringing in of new health problems, including mental health, elder abuse, impact on intergenerational relationships and emotional and psychological matters. It explores the choices of governments to address the arising issues, indicates different community responses and discusses the experiences of older people in handling of problems cropping up, which affect their quality of life in various ways. The book offers readers new dimensions of the issues nations face with possible similar solutions and ways to handle the concerns. The book is valuable for researchers, practitioners, and students pursuing anthropology, sociology, psychology, and gerontology. The book offers many disciplinary international and national perspectives to understand the relationship between the pandemic and older people.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Jun 24th, 2024
  • Pages: 646
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2023 - undefined
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9789819914692
  • Categories: Social PsychologyClinical PsychologySocial Work

About the Author

Mala Kapur Shankardass is nationally and internationally known sociologist, gerontologist, and health social scientist based in India. She retired end of March 2021 as Senior Faculty Member from Delhi University after 38 years of academic career but continues to deliver lectures across countries and states in India.

She is a researcher, writer and an activist. She has published many books on ageing issues and related fields with well established international publishers and over 100 articles in reputed journals, books, magazines and newspapers. She Consults with international and national organizations, including United Nations agencies, is part of advisory board of certain journals, reviewer with well-known publishing houses, member of different government committees and associated with few NGOs as Executive and Governing Body Member. She runs her own Voluntary organization as well and works on improving quality of life concerns as people age.