TITLE

Entrenched ageism in healthcare isolates, ignores and imperils elders

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, Daniel
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Aging Today;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
76112406

 

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