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Improving the Health of Older People: A World View (Hardback)
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Improving the Health of Older People: A World View (Hardback)

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Hardback 720 Pages / Published: 01/03/1990
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In 1988 the World Health Organization convened an Expert Committee to identify the principles of policy for care of ageing populations of the world over the next decade. The Committee commissioned a series of background papers from an international body of experts to form the basis of its deliberations. This volume is a compilation of those papers. While the signs of ageing of populations is commonly assumed to be a problem restricted to the developed world, more than half the world's population of people aged 65 and over live in developing countries. The Committee therefore had to consider a wide range of issues including the applicability of models of care for the elderly in the developed world to less-developed nations. The book surveys common geriatric problems, issues about delivering health care and social services to older people, and policy issues with regard to improving care. The chapters are designed to provide practical, as well as theoretical, approaches to meeting the challenges of geriatric care.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192617927
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 1305 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`The editors have succeeded in producing a book which, despite its global dimension, is immediately relevant to those working within their own national and local context. I strongly recommend it.' The Lancet
'It is difficult in a short review to do justice to the breadth and depth of this excellent book. All of us already involved in planning future services for the elderly should read the book, and I will be recommending it, as an invigorating introduction, to those embarking on a career in care of the elderly.' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
'Excellent book...in this one volume are embraced the leading edges of medical and social georntology,seen from an international perspective...I will be recommending it, as an invigorating itrodution, to those embarking on a career in care of the elderly.' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
'The volume is an unusually substantial and impressive product of the activities of the WHO global programme for health care of the elderly. It will make a great contribution to the improvement of this care in many regions of the world and should be available in all medical schools and university departments of psychology and sociology.' Journal of Ageing and Society
'the book stands as a coherent whole, thought undoubtedly its use will be more as a reference work for students and researchers ... This book is well deserving of a place on library shelves.' Jill Manthorpe, University of Hull, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 11, Number 5, 1991

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