Monographs

16. Autonomy and Dependency in Old Age

The autonomy of elderly people who suffer from functional limitations is a key challenge for societies seeking to adapt to the problems of ageing and rising life expectancy. In this monograph, papers by Bernadette Puijalon, Josep Vila and Moisés Broggi provide contrasting perspectives on this challenge, drawing on anthropology, applied psychology and lived experience, respectively. Together, they make it clear just how many different aspects there are to the issue of autonomy, while at the same time stimulating new questions.