Systems of care for frail older persons

Steel, R. Knight and Jonsson, Palmi V. and Ljunggren, Gunnar and Carpenter, G. Iain and Bjornson, J. (1999) Systems of care for frail older persons. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, 110 . pp. 30-37. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

As stated by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in her speech to the fifty-first World Health Assembly in Geneva, on May 13, 1998: "We have another transition, the transition from the communicable to the non-communicable diseases." Also as she pointed out, an appropriate degree of attention to acute infectious illness is not at odds with a special emphasis on chronic conditions and the consequences of chronic disease. In her words, "They cannot be seen as competing tasks. They are complementary. We need to fight both. The burden of disease is the burden of unfulfilled human development" (1). Nowhere is this viewpoint more important than in the prevention of frailty and the design of systems of care for the frail elderly so as to maximize function and quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:29
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 09:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24768 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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