Prelims: Foreword, Contents and Introduction...
Machismo as a Barrier to Health Promotio...n in Australian Males
This chapter will explore Australian masculinity and machismo and its effects upon men's health and behaviours. Machismo will also be discussed as a barrier to health promotion in men......
Establishing the Right Managerial Enviro...nment
This chapter emphasises that the residential establishments that provide the best care for people with a dementing condition are those in which the staff are regarded as the most important resource......
Australian Male: Illness, Injury and Dea...th by Socialisation
Many men's health problems in Australia are preventable. They are broad public health issues such as lifestyle, health-risk behaviour and poor health care service utilisation. Improving men's health i...n Australia depends on a number of prerequisites.
Enhancing Men's Health
At present in Australia, men are obviously much less healthy than women in terms of both mortality and morbidity. At the same time, some aspects of men's health are improving due to social and cultura...l change..
The Biomedical Bases of Dementia
For present purposes, dementia results from one form or another of deterioration in the tissue of the brain. Its accurate diagnosis is vital because some forms of dementia are reversible and hence can... be 'cured'. An understanding of the biomedical problems is also vital for carers in helping them to understand the needs and problems of those for whom they are caring.
Providing Stimulation in Daily Care
This chapter deals with positive stimulus in much more depth and, at the same time, gives further emphasis to communication, lowered stress and validation as principles that must underlie the provisio...n of positive stimulus.
Masculinity and Self-Care
This chapter aims to shed light on the relationship between masculine cultures and health behaviour patterns as well as to identify social norms that have impeded improvements in men's health status......
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......