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This edited volume includes a collection of stories and studies shedding light on older adults wisdom and knowledge; commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and being; and the application of Indigenous knowledge to improve programs, services, policies, and future development to ensure today's older adults age in a good way and have opportunities to be generative. This book immerses the reader in stories of resiliency, innovation, and solutions that can apply to a variety of settings, even in the face of poverty, marginalization, and exclusion. There is an international population of aging Indigenous people with specific cultural-, age-and gender-related concerns, disparities, and social needs as well as complex health issues and end-of-life considerations that reflect their unique values, traditions, customs, and needs. Increasing the awareness and understanding of their aging and end-of-life needs among policymakers and health professionals in palliative care and social care fields is critical to planning, preparing, and executing good care for those who are in the final cycle of life and during end-of-life care. This book addresses the theoretical, philosophical, traditional, and customary aspects of aging using a strength-based lens that places Indigenous people at the forefront.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Aspects of Aging in Indigenous Communities
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780197677216
ISBN (Print)9780197677230
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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  • gerontology
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous wisdom
  • older adults
  • public policy


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