Diane Tedford-Litle

Diane Tedford-Litle is a women’s activist and palliative care volunteer with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Nova Scotia. She has volunteered with a number of organizations including the Seniors Network, the Hospice Consultation Committee and the Gerontology Association of Nova Scotia.

  • From the Inside Looking Out

    Competing Ideas about Growing Old

    By Jeanette Auger and Diane Tedford-Litle     January 2002

    Written from the perspective of older persons, this book puts forth the notion that these voices are as important and as necessary as those of a gerontologist’s when documenting the aging experience. There are a number of contradictions between the “realities” of aging produced by professionals and the subjective experiences of older persons as they live their everyday lives. The authors began with collecting literature about aging and for aging populations. They then conducted a series of focus groups and used questionnaires in an attempt to supplement the published information. Personal stories provide depth to the contrast between what it means to grow older and what is really experienced. These stories are generously dispersed throughout the text and come from a number of different perspectives, including Black and Mi’k Maq communities.

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