07Dec/11

Two New Conferences Sheduled for Wellington

Marketing for the 13th Annual Medical Law Conference & Mental Health Law Conference scheduled for March 2012 in Wellington is well underway. This conference will focus on examination of practitioners’ rights andRead More…

08Sep/11

Expect more from your New Zealand Association of Gerontology

Just 12 months ago the NZAG National Executive and Branches began a conversation about making sure the Association was a relevant and responsive organisation for the current and emergent contexts. In essence,Read More…

11Jun/11

Book Review – Professional Foodservice 2nd Edition

Professional Foodservice is a key resource for anyone needing information on a wide range of skill based and management activities within foodservices. It answers questions as diverse as “How many staff will I need?”, and “How do I plan a menu for residents with swallowing difficulties?”, to “How much raw meat will I need for 50 people?”, “What’s a good potato for salad?” and “What’s norovirus?”.

In this second edition of Professional Foodservice, authors Pip Duncan and Julian Jensen have…

11Jun/11

All in a Day’s Work

Liz Kiata’s recently completed doctoral thesis ‘All in a day’s work: The lifeworld of older people in New Zealand rest homes’ contributes to critical gerontology research by investigating the lived experiences of residents in the everyday world of rest homes. There is a need to understand how frail residents experience ‘age’ and the study adds clarity through elders lived experiences about being aged in rest homes.

Policy initiatives, such as the Positive Ageing Strategy with its emphasis on keeping older people living the community, largely ignore the life practices of the increasing proportions of frail older people who require long-term residential care.