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HEALTHY AGING
     

HEALTHY AGING

by DYCHTWALD
 

In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading exper ts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, f indings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the lo ng-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethi nk how

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In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading exper ts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, f indings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the lo ng-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethi nk how the nation spends health care dollars. Edited by Dr. Ken Dychtw ald, one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on the aging of America, this anthology will open your eyes to our nat ion's lack of readiness to meet the staggering health care needs of an aging society, and what must be done to head off the fast-approaching health care logjam.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book describes contemporary geriatrics and the future of healthcare for older persons, including prevention strategies.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe what is known about caring for older persons from an epidemiologic perspective as well as from an organizational perspective in providing healthcare, and strategies for preventing illness and maintaining function.
Audience: The audience includes geriatricians, geriatric nurses, healthcare administrators, legislators, and the public.
Features: The quality of the contributing authors and the organization of this book are its greatest strengths.
Assessment: The description of the challenges of contemporary geriatrics and the organization of healthcare for older persons is first rate. The subsequent discussion of preventive strategies has a somewhat simplistic view of the world that limits the effectiveness of the conclusions. Overall, this is a very worthwhile and stimulating work.
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David O. Staats
This book describes contemporary geriatrics and the future of healthcare for older persons, including prevention strategies. The purpose is to describe what is known about caring for older persons from an epidemiologic perspective as well as from an organizational perspective in providing healthcare, and strategies for preventing illness and maintaining function. The audience includes geriatricians, geriatric nurses, healthcare administrators, legislators, and the public. The quality of the contributing authors and the organization of this book are its greatest strengths. The description of the challenges of contemporary geriatrics and the organization of healthcare for older persons is first rate. The subsequent discussion of preventive strategies has a somewhat simplistic view of the world that limits the effectiveness of the conclusions. Overall, this is a very worthwhile and stimulating work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834213630
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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