An unsuitable old age: the paradoxes of elder care
- The challenge of safer prescribing. Spinewine, Anne // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/26/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7650, p956
The author reflects on the challenge associated with developing safer drug prescribing policies for the elderly. She suggests that research shows that inappropriate prescribing is often seen in elderly people and that specific prescribing approaches tailored to the needs of elderly patients are...
- Changes in physician utilization over time among older adults. Stump, Timothy E.; Johnson, Robert J. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia;Jan95, Vol. 50B Issue 1, pS45
Presents results of a study on changes in physician utilization over time among older adults. Changes in the number of physician visits; Need characteristics of older patients; Factors contributing to the choice of physician.
- 100 years of health. Ohmart, Richard V. // Cortlandt Forum;3/25/95, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p33
Presents the author's memories of treating an elderly patient named Hazel. Occasions when the patient consulted with the author; Deal made by Hazel with the author.
- Gesundheitsversorgung Ã¤lterer Menschen mit tÃ¼rkischem Migrationshintergrund. Yilmaz-Aslan, Y.; Brzoska, P.; Berens, E.-M.; Salman, R.; Razum, O. // Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Gerontologie und Geriatrie;Jun2013, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p346
Background: Older people with a Turkish migration background face various barriers in terms of access to and quality of health care. Providing health care according to their subjective and objective needs is of increasing importance considering demographic aging. The aim of this study was to...
- Speak Up! Questions To Ask At Your Next Doctor's Visit. // Healthy Years;Feb2015, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p4
The article presents tips that can maximize the benefits of the 18 minutes average encounter between a doctor and an older adult patient. Topics discussed include coming with prepared written questions, coming with a family member or friend to address the "white-coat syndrome," verifying the...
- Seniors, docs not talking enough about meds. Murray, Dennis // Medical Economics;4/6/2007, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p18
The article reports on a national survey on Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. It has revealed that almost one-third of them were unable to talk with their physicians within a year, either because they failed to initiate the discussion or their doctor failed to ask. Also, 24% of patients were...
- Coping with hypochondriasis in older patients. Gurian, Bennett // Geriatrics;Sep1991, Vol. 46 Issue 9, p71
This article presents instructions to cope with hypochondriasis in older patients. Hypochondriasis is a complicated, difficult disorder to detect and treat in the elderly. Curing a patient with hypochondriasis is usually an impossible goal to achieve. The more realistic goal for the primary care...
- Dealing with serious illness is a part of aging. Goeller, Gail // Journal of Business (10756124);10/13/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 21, pB5
Provides advice on the actions and attitudes to be taken by family members if one of their parents suffered from a serious illness. Need to know the relationship of the patient and the physician; Importance of organizing the patient's medical record; Suggestion for physicians to provide patients...
- Miss Fortitude. Scarfe, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/12/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7487, p356
Presents an essay on a memorable patient. Description of an elderly patient, which the physician visited at home; Reasons why the physician respected and admired the patient; How the physician acknowledged the patient's 90th birthday with a card, and was asked to visit upon the patient's death.