Care of elderly people

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Textbook of spirituality in healthcare
EditorsChristina M Puchalski Mark Cobb, Bruce Rumbold Bruce Rumbold
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter35
Pages251-256
Number of pages6
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780199571390
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    MacKinlay, E. (2012). Care of elderly people. In C. M. P. M. Cobb, & B. R. B. Rumbold (Eds.), The Oxford Textbook of spirituality in healthcare (1 ed., pp. 251-256). Oxford University Press.