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dc.contributor.authorClarke, Charlotte Laura
dc.contributor.authorTitterton, Mike
dc.contributor.authorWilcockson, Jane
dc.contributor.authorReed, Jane
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorMarais, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorCook, Glenda
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:36:31Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:36:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1755-6228
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JMHTEP-12-2016-0060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380525
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the experience of older people and their sense of developing wellbeing, including consideration of the strategies they employ to respond to perceived risk. Design/methodology/approach – An Appreciative Inquiry study was used, which collected data with 58 participants in focus group and individual interviews. Interviews focussed on ways in which older people in South Africa, Australia, Germany and the UK understand and seek to maintain wellbeing. Findings – The changing time horizons of older people lead to perceptions of risk and concerns that embrace societal as well as individual concerns. Often, this leads to a sense of societal responsibility and desire for social change, which is frustrated by a perceived exclusion from participation in society. Social implications – In mental health practice and education, it is imperative to embrace the shift from ageist concerns (with later life viewed as risky and tragic in itself) towards a greater sensitivity for older people’s resilience, the strategies they deploy to maintain this, and their desire for more control and respect for their potential to contribute to society. Originality/value – Variation in time horizons leads to changes in temporal accounting, which may be under-utilised by society. Consequently, societies may not recognise and support the resilience of older people to the detriment of older people as individuals and to the wider society.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEmerald Insight
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom44
dc.relation.ispartofpageto53
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleRisk time framing for wellbeing in older people: a multi-national appreciative inquiry
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Wendy


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