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Rethinking Aging - Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society (Hardcover, New edition) Loot Price: R522
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Rethinking Aging - Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society (Hardcover, New edition): Nortin M Hadler MD

Rethinking Aging - Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society (Hardcover, New edition)

Nortin M Hadler MD

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For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of ""successful aging"" and ""long life,"" as if both are commodities. In Rethinking Aging , Nortin M. Hadler examines health-care choices offered to aging Americans and argues that too often the choices serve to profit the provider rather than benefit the recipient, leading to the medicalization of everyday ailments and blatant overtreatment. Rethinking Aging forewarns and arms readers with evidence-based insights that facilitate health-promoting decision making. Over the past decade, Hadler has established himself as a leading voice among those who approach the menu of health-care choices with informed skepticism. Only the rigorous demonstration of efficacy is adequate reassurance of a treatment's value, he argues; if it cannot be shown that a particular treatment will benefit the patient, one should proceed with caution. In Rethinking Aging , Hadler offers a doctor's perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life. The challenges of aging and dying, he eloquently assures us, can be faced with sophistication, confidence, and grace. |Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of ""successful aging"" and ""long life,"" as if both are commodities. Hadler offers a doctor's perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life.

General

Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Nortin M Hadler MD
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 272
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-3506-7
Categories: Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Geriatric medicine
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Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Alternative therapies, healing & health
LSN: 0-8078-3506-4
Barcode: 9780807835067

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