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Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly
 

Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

By Hitchcock, Karen

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In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life dec...isions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia. Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping tendency to see the elderly as 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 book by one of Australia's most powerful writers. ''The elderly, the frail are our society. They are our parents and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they are every one of us in the not-too-distant future . . . They are not a growing cost to be managed or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, but people whose needs require us to change'' - Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life
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ISBN 9781525226137
Released NZ 17 Jun 2016
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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ISBN-13 9781525226137
Stock Available
Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 17 Jun 2016
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Hitchcock, Karen
Category Family & Health
Number of Pages 150
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 Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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