Promoting independence: but promoting what and how?

@article{Secker2003PromotingIB,
  title={Promoting independence: but promoting what and how?},
  author={Jenny Secker and Robert L. Hill and Louise Villeneau and S Parkman},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={23},
  pages={375 - 391}
}
‘Promoting independence’ is a central theme of recent United Kindgdom health and social care policy development but is rarely defined. Instead it is generally assumed that we know what independence means. Based on a review of the literature on independence in older age, this paper examines the terms and meanings. While the most common conceptualisation equates independence with the absence of reliance on others, for older people themselves independence is a broader concept that encompasses not… 
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