New Ways of Seeing Dementia
This chapter will review various perspectives from other chapters and integrate them into a new way of looking at dementia, which provides the underlying rationale for the care program outlined in the... second part of the book...
Men's Contribution to Health Care Within... the Family
This chapter will explore the friction that exists between traditional masculine roles and the need to expand those roles in order to maximise the health status of the family......
Successful and Healthy Ageing Among Aust...ralian Men
This chapter will examine older Australian men, gender variations in ageing, the indicators of successful ageing and look at the implications for health and community professionals......
Dementia has Always been with Us
This chapter introduces dementia as a condition that has been present in societies for thousands of years. It provides an overview of the behaviour of those with dementia, how to care for people with ...dementia, and the rights of those in care...
Dementia and Communication
This chapter will cover the important question of communicating with people who have dementia. Much of the chapter will be devoted to making sense of what people with Alzheimer's disease are really sa...ying...
Northern Territory Men: Australia's Soci...al Health and Policy Neglect
Because the prevailing social context sets the scene for lifestyle patterns, an examination of the changing social context of the Northern Territory provides crucial indicators for the social living a...nd health issues confronting male Territorians...
Alcohol and Other Drug Issues in Contemp...orary Australia
The aim of this chapter is to provide the reader with an overview of alcohol and other drug use in Australia, and to present the relationship alcohol and other drug use has to men's health......
Psychosocial Bases of Dementia
This chapter discusses in detail the psychological impacts of the biophysical conditions which give rise to dementia. It outlines the loss of functions that can occur when suffering from dementia and ...discusses the feeling of 'identity'...
You have Prostate Cancer
This chapter provides a first-hand account of a man suffering from prostate cancer. It relates his story from when he was first diagnosed, his treatment and his recovery......
This chapter discusses the current status, role and function of men as fathers. It also presents the point of view of health professionals and fathers......
Testicular Cancer: Michael's Story
This chapter relates the story of a young man who suffered from testicular cancer......
Walking on Eggshells-Postnatal Depressio...n and the Subsequent Parenting for Men
This chapter highlights the need to develop a body of knowledge about men's health that goes beyond the mainstream concerns of physical wellbeing......
Living with HIV/AIDS
This chapter follows a man living with HIV/AIDS. In a highly personal manner, it describes in detail all elements of dealing with the virus and delves into working and socialising with HIV/AIDS......
Male Sterilisation: Changing the Culture... of Families
This chapter discusses the choices and issues and implications surrounding male sterilisation in the form of vasectomy......
Men's Transition to Parenthood
This chapter discusses how the transition into parenthood is very different for men and women......
Pain Management in Palliative Care
This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Definitions of pain and barriers to adequate pain management are also addressed.......
Sacred moments occur in the midst of the ordinary, and that which might be considered deeply spiritual to one person might be no more than social to another. The notion of 'sacred' is thus profoundly ...personal...
This chapter provides an overview of breathlessness in patients receiving palliative care. It draws on research studies and other literature on the subject and outlines the most appropriate management... strategies in the palliative-care setting...