Rethinking and reshaping knowledge of aging

Impact: Social impacts, Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts

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Description of impact

In applying theories of lifelong psychosocial growth and life course principles of human development and agency, older adults generally possess rich and valuable wisdom concerning many important aspects of life. Yet, empirical evidence, on whether this wisdom would be fully conveyed to benefit themselves and future generations, remains uncertain due to inevitable physiological decline. The scholarship of Esther Chow has created an impact on rethinking and shaping the knowledge of aging through narrative practice with older persons and caregivers who are confronting with late life transitions, to reconstruct their meaning and purpose of life based on their values and beliefs, and disseminate their life experience to facilitate well-being of other older people. She is committed to translate research to practice, deliver knowledge transfer activities to ensure interventions and training could reach students, health and social care practitioners, patients in recovery and general public to rethink and shape knowledge of aging. Systematic collections of evidence on the effects on, changes or benefits to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, or quality of life, beyond academia. Impact includes any effect, change or benefit resulted from the following aspects: attitude, awareness, behaviour, capacity, opportunity, performance, policy, practice, process or understanding of an audience, beneficiary, community, organisation or individuals in any geographic location whether locally, or internationally. Evidences of impact would be collected subsequently.

Category of impact

  • Social impacts
  • Public policy impacts
  • Quality of life impacts