Healthy ageing from the perspective of older people: A capability approach to resilience

  title={Healthy ageing from the perspective of older people: A capability approach to resilience},
  author={Christine V Stephens and Mary Breheny and Juliana Mansvelt},
  journal={Psychology \& Health},
  pages={715 - 731}
A policy focus on healthy ageing has been critiqued for homogenising, oppressing and neglecting the physical realities of older age. Current healthy ageing discourse places responsibility on individuals for achieving good physical health and ignores their broader circumstances. Sen’s capability approach provides a basis for including the physical changes of ageing and the social environment by focusing on what older people themselves value in regards to healthy ageing. Accounts of desired… 
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