Entrenched ageism in healthcare isolates, ignores and imperils elders

Perry, Daniel
March 2012
Aging Today;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p1
The article discusses ageism as a deeply ingrained distemper in the U.S. culture. It discusses the U.S. Senate Special Committee report on aging titled "Ageism in healthcare: How Healthcare Fails the Elderly." According to the report, the healthcare professionals do not receive appropriate training in geriatrics, elderly people receives less vaccines and other preventive care. The ignorance of effective medical intervention for older people is also discussed.


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