Introduction: Advances and Challenges in Care of Older People with Chronic Illness
Warshaw, Gregg, Generations
This issue of Generations reviews the current approach to several common chronic medical illnesses in older adults and practice innovations to improve the care of older people with chronic illness. The ability of modem medical care to successfully treat acute infections, trauma, and other medical emergencies has allowed many Americans to live into old age, when the focus of medical treatment is now largely on the management of chronic illness.
Chronic illnesses are common among older adults, and it is not unusual for individuals to simultaneously have several. In the case of chronic illness, the focus of treatment is seldom on cure, but rather on slowing the progression and …
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Publication information: Article title: Introduction: Advances and Challenges in Care of Older People with Chronic Illness. Contributors: Warshaw, Gregg - Author. Journal title: Generations. Volume: 30. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2006. Page number: 5+. © 2099 American Society of Aging. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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