Physician"s attitudes toward health care issues facing older adults
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Physician"s attitudes toward health care issues facing older adults by Katherine Marie Harris

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Written in English


  • Physicians -- Attitudes,
  • Older people -- Medical care

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Statementby Katherine Marie Harris
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 38 leaves :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15005313M

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A study of family physicians and residents was conducted to identify their experience and attitudes towards the elderly. Older physicians had more patients over 65 than younger physicians. Geriatric patients were found dissatisfying by more residents than family physicians. A recent study titled The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults finds that LGBT older adults have higher rates of disability and depression than their heterosexual peers. They are also less likely to have a support system that might provide elder care: a partner and. The older person's negative attitude towards aging becomes self-fulfilling. Older Adults and Caregivers. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, Peter Singer "Why We Must Ration Health Care," New York Times, J This book provides you with insight on the psychological issues facing LTC residents whether you are: physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system; nurses and geriatric nurse specialists; social workers; activity coordinators; physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to.