Resilience in Aging

Concepts, Research, and Outcomes

  • Barbara Resnick
  • Lisa P. Gwyther
  • Karen A. Roberto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rebecca S. Allen, Philip P. Haley, Grant M. Harris, Stevie N. Fowler, Roopwinder Pruthi
    Pages 1-13
  3. Angela K. Hochhalter, Matthew Lee Smith, Marcia G. Ory
    Pages 15-29
  4. Phillip G. Clark, Patricia M. Burbank, Geoffrey Greene, Norma Owens, Deborah Riebe
    Pages 51-66
  5. Michelle E. Mlinac, Tom H. Sheeran, Bryan Blissmer, Faith Lees, Diane Martins
    Pages 67-87
  6. Gregory Hicks, Ram R. Miller
    Pages 89-103
  7. Robert E. Roush, Michelle Braun, Anne Davis Basting, Jerald Winakur, Francesca Rosenberg, Susan H. McFadden
    Pages 105-120
  8. Christopher McLoughlin, Philip Taylor, Philip Bohle
    Pages 121-132
  9. Darlene Yee-Melichar
    Pages 133-146
  10. Nancy Morrow-Howell, Greg O’Neill, Jennifer C. Greenfield
    Pages 147-162
  11. Ranak B. Trivedi, Hayden B. Bosworth, George L. Jackson
    Pages 181-197
  12. Barbara Purves, Marie Y. Savundranayagam, Elizabeth Kelson, Arlene Astell, Alison Phinney
    Pages 231-243
  13. Linda Clare, Glynda J. Kinsella, Rebecca Logsdon, Carol Whitlatch, Steven H. Zarit
    Pages 245-259
  14. Joseph G. Pickard, M. Denise King
    Pages 261-271
  15. Julie Netherland, Ruth Finkelstein, Paula Gardner
    Pages 273-287
  16. Mary Hamil Parker
    Pages 317-330
  17. Jacquelyn B. James, Elyssa Besen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes
    Pages 331-349
  18. Barbara Resnick
    Pages 351-355
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 357-365

About this book


Resilience in Aging Concepts, Research, and Outcomes Barbara Resnick, Karen A. Roberto, and Lisa P. Gwyther, editors While medical advances are prolonging the lives of countless older adults, longevity can come at a steep price, such as chronic pain, fatigue, depression, or cognitive decline. To meet this widespread challenge, resilience—the ability to meet and recover from setbacks—has emerged as a promising clinical strategy toward successful aging. The only book devoted solely to the importance and development of resilience in elders’ quality of life, Resilience in Aging offers evidence-based theory, clinical guidelines, case examples, and real-world interventions so professional readers can make the best use of this powerful tool, whether one’s clients are in the office or in long-term care, in need of physical or psychological support, “worried well” or seriously ill. The book’s coverage extends across disciplines and domains, including: • Cultural and ethnic perspectives on resilience in aging. • Resilience on the job for the older worker. • Resilience and personality disorders. • Fostering resilience in chronic illness. • Using the arts to promote resilience in persons with dementia. • Policies to support resilience in an aging society. • A resilience-building crisis response team. This wide-ranging lifespan approach gives Resilience in Aging particular relevance to the gamut of practitioners in elder care, including health psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, geriatricians, family physicians, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Resnick
    • 1
  • Lisa P. Gwyther
    • 2
  • Karen A. Roberto
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Maryland School of NursingBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Center for the Study of Aging and HumanDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateCenter for GerontologyBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0231-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0232-0
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