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Is geriatrics the answer to the problems of old age?
Author(s)P H Millard, Brice Pitt, David Hobman
Journal titleJournal of Medical Ethics, vol 2, no 4, December 1976
Pagespp 193-199
KeywordsOlder people ; Health [elderly] ; Attitudes to the old of general public ; Medical workers.
AnnotationThe views of a geriatrician and a psychiatrist, that the attitudes of doctors themselves and of society must be changed. These attitudes can determine not only whether an old person lives or dies, but how he lives. Old people should not have to live in suspended animation with all objectives gone, but should be helped to achieve the goal of an independent life until death in their own homes. David Hobman, of Age Concern, amplifies the specialists' views. However, he hints that these may change, as older people become a sophisticated and powerful lobby which governments are forced to heed.
Accession NumberCPA-930628063
ClassmarkB: CC: TOB: QT *

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