About Health, Aging & Society
With regards to health, many people are better informed about health and health care, and collect and use their own health knowledge in diverse ways, and many more participate proactively in their health maintenance.
Health care institutions have changed to reflect the changing society that they serve whilst, through their innovations they have also helped change societal relationships with, and expectations of health and health care.
With regards to aging, significant challenges exist in addressing health, social care, welfare, and accommodation needs of increasing numbers and proportions of older people, whilst older people themselves face new economic and political circumstances. Meanwhile, emerging positive activities and cultures of aging have radically changed capacities, experiences, and expectations in later life.