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Quarterly Essay 57: Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly
  

Quarterly Essay 57: Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Hitchcock, Karen

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In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end - of - life decisions, frailty and dementia, over - treatme...nt and escalating costs. Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a burden - difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. While we rightly seek to curb treatment when it is futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes, this can sometimes lead to limits on care that suit the system rather than the person. Doctors may declare a situation hopeless when it may not be so. We must plan for a future when more of us will be old, Hitchcock argues, with the aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions and society to meet the needs of an ageing population. Dear Life is a landmark essay by one of Australia's most powerful writers.
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ISBN 9781459694750
Released NZ 17 Apr 2015
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781459694750
Stock Available
Status Showing available from supplier, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 17 Apr 2015
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Hitchcock, Karen
Category Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Number of Pages 204
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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