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This course critically evaluates and synthesizes key theory, research, and health promotion policy related to the intersection of aging families, communities and health. The principal theoretical perspectives will include: life course theory and social, human and cultural capital; social ecological models; political economy; and participatory community empowerment approaches. Topics include: definitional, conceptual and methodological challenges to studying families, communities and health; community development models and healthy lifestyles; ethno-cultural dimensions of families and communities and their impact on health status and health care utilization; social support and vulnerability; care giving and intergenerational family relationships and well-being; tailoring health promotion programs for urban and rural areas; and healthy public policy for age-friendly neighborhoods and communities. For further information, see the course outline and Canvas.
Term paper information
Family ties & aging [print] Overview on the different relationships in the lives of older adults, including intimate partners, immediate family members, and intergenerational family.
To find books, search the SFU Library Catalogue. Sample subject headings include:
To find journal articles, search the following databases:
- Ageline - major social gerontology database for research on a wide range of issues and topics related to older adults.
- Canadian Electronic Library from desLibris - database for Canadian e-books, health and public policy documents
- Canadian Research Index - database for Canadian government publications
- Political Science Complete - database for political science research articles
- Sociological Abstracts - database for sociology research, including family studies
Useful Web sites
- Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN ) - publications concerning Canadian health, work and family policy issues.
- Resources in Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution - Dr. Kearl publishes and teaches courses in the areas of social psychology, death and dying, family, social gerontology, the sociology of time, and the sociology of knowledge.
- Sociology of Family and Children - list of resources on topics and issues in the social lives of families
See also: Sociology Information Resources
- Giving Effective Presentations - tips from SFU's Student Learning Commons
- Presentation Consultations - this SFU service is available through the Research Commons: "to provide students with assistance in choosing the content of a presentation, organising the material, and feedback on the written content. This time can also be used as an informal practice for a presentation."