The feminization of aging: How will this impact on health outcomes and services?

Patricia M Davidson, Michelle DiGiacomo, Sarah J. McGrath

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Abstract

We conducted an integrative review to identify issues and challenges that face aging women and to distinguish areas for future research. We found that many older women continue to face inequities related to health and often are invisible within the discourse of aging policy. In this article we argue for a greater focus on the unique needs of women, a gendered approach to policy and intervention development, and promotion of the health of women across the life span. Policymakers, health care workers, and researchers need to consider the perspective of gender as well as age when implementing and evaluating effective interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1045
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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The feminization of aging : How will this impact on health outcomes and services? / Davidson, Patricia M; DiGiacomo, Michelle; McGrath, Sarah J.

In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 32, No. 12, 2011, p. 1031-1045.

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Davidson, Patricia M ; DiGiacomo, Michelle ; McGrath, Sarah J. / The feminization of aging : How will this impact on health outcomes and services?. In: Health Care for Women International. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 12. pp. 1031-1045.
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