Critical Engagements with Aging and Care


  • Donna Baines University of Sydney
  • Frank T.Y. Wang National Chen Chi, Taiwan


A predicted and significant increase in the number of elderly has generated a call for increased services and care from many advocates and analysts. In addition to the need for quality care, advocacy groups and researchers have urged attention to issues of equity and services sensitive to the needs of marginalised groups including: low and no income elderly; Indigenous elderly; women; LGBTQI+ elderly; and those with complex health needs (Daly and Armstrong, 2016).


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Special issue on critical engagements with aging and care