The Resource Dear life : on caring for the elderly, Karen Hitchcock

Dear life : on caring for the elderly, Karen Hitchcock

Label
Dear life : on caring for the elderly
Title
Dear life
Title remainder
on caring for the elderly
Statement of responsibility
Karen Hitchcock
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
BVISBN
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Hitchcock, Karen
Dewey number
362.175
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hitchcock, Karen
Series statement
Quarterly essay
Series volume
issue 57 (March 2015)
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  • Ageing
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Terminal care
  • Critical care medicine
  • Quality of life
Label
Dear life : on caring for the elderly, Karen Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Quarterly Essay Issue 57
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Contents
Explores the humane treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. Looks at end-of-life decisions, acute care of the frail and the demented, big pharma, over-treatment and attitudes to ageing and death among doctors, patients and their families. Thanks to health-dollar hysteria, the elderly are the only group of medical patients for whom we are trying to limit treatment, hospital stays, interventions and expense. Seeking ways to determine when medical care may be futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes can easily morph into limitations on care that suit the system rather than the patient. We need to plan for the new future when more of us will be old, with an aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions to fit the needs of an ageing population
Control code
000053721499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Dear life : on caring for the elderly, Karen Hitchcock
Publication
Note
Quarterly Essay Issue 57
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Contents
Explores the humane treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. Looks at end-of-life decisions, acute care of the frail and the demented, big pharma, over-treatment and attitudes to ageing and death among doctors, patients and their families. Thanks to health-dollar hysteria, the elderly are the only group of medical patients for whom we are trying to limit treatment, hospital stays, interventions and expense. Seeking ways to determine when medical care may be futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes can easily morph into limitations on care that suit the system rather than the patient. We need to plan for the new future when more of us will be old, with an aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions to fit the needs of an ageing population
Control code
000053721499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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