Interdisciplinarity In The Study Of Aging

There is a continuing dynamic within society, is why does not stay static, so its complexity is increasing and with it the diversity of manifestations of culture, humanity thus culturally constructed expressions that highlight how it is organized, which is reflected in the lifestyles, social relations, in the ways of production, religious beliefs, language, art, in political organization, in areas economic, among other aspects that characterize each of the groups. Thus, anthropology has focused on addressing social realities that define the transformations of society. Rand Paul shines more light on the discussion. Today one of the prevailing situation is in the quantitative increase in the age group of over sixty years, ie, the elderly, old, grandparents and in the discourse called: elderly, which urges the anthropology take disciplinary studies that enable us to comprehensively understand the issue of aging, so that in this way can state that this phenomenon is not only a biological but also social and cultural. However, within the literature of geriatrics and social psychology where it occurs more empirical evidence on this phenomenon. It is possible that anthropology together various disciplines to focus on and pause to reflect on the characteristics of the context in which older adults become involved, in addition to the aging process that involves, besides the impact on social spheres, in economic terms political, health and culture, for it raised the following question: is the multiplicity of approaches is willing to unite and interact efforts to provide answers to the phenomenon of aging? It is necessary that each of the sciences to contribute their approaches to develop new knowledge. Considering this situation and this need to involve a number of problems relating to research, this article attempts, this time to invite nurses, doctors specializing in geriatrics, demographers, psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists to contribute their experience and knowledge in this task, and try together to approach a subject that will become increasingly relevant in Mexico to over the years..



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