Increasing longevity and an increasing number of older people living with multiple chronic diseases are two main factors that have changed the face of ageing, particularly in western countries in recent decades. In the past, the focus has been on acute healthcare episodes; but this has changed to the need to care for more people with chronic conditions that need interventions from time to time, where often cure is not possible ad the focus has moved largely to maintenance of health and wellbeing in later life.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Textbook of spirituality in healthcare|
|Editors||Christina M Puchalski Mark Cobb, Bruce Rumbold Bruce Rumbold|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|