“SUCCESFUL AGING” AND “THIRD AGE”: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE HEALTH PROMOTION

  • Mauro Brigeiro Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Abstract

The current essay suggests a critical reflection about the categories “successful aging” and “third age” trough an analysis of its postulates, especially which concerning the reinforcement of a healthy aging process as a result of a simple personal option. This way, the intention is to discuss the actions and discourses of health promotion related to the elderly population and to the aging process, emphasizing the need to politicize the debate on these issues. The article accentuates as fundamental the consideration of the different ways to live the aging process on the moment of establishing strategies of promoting good health to those who are getting old.

 

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Author Biography

Mauro Brigeiro, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Psicólogo, Magíster en Salud Colectiva del Instituto de Medicina Social de la Universidad del Estado de Río de Janeiro. Docente e investigador, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Correo electrónico: maurobrigeiro@hotmail.com
Published
2008-04-11
How to Cite
Brigeiro, M. (2008). “SUCCESFUL AGING” AND “THIRD AGE”: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE HEALTH PROMOTION. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 23(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2944
Section
REVIEW ARTICLE / ARTÍCULO DE REVISIÓN / ARTIGO DE REVISÃO