Editorial: The war on old age--should nursing declare neutrality?

  title={Editorial: The war on old age--should nursing declare neutrality?},
  author={Roger Watson},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  volume={18 9},
It is common to see medical research into ageing being aligned with the, so called, ‘war on old age’ or the ‘war against ageing’ (Vincent 2007). Vincent, a leading commentator on gerontological research, describes the ‘biologisation’ of old age whereby (p. 957) ‘(t)he war on ageing is conceived entirely around a biological model of ageing and excludes any understanding of human ageing as a complex and psychological processes.’ Vincent argues (p. 942) that ‘the anti-ageing movement is… CONTINUE READING