A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly

A Bitter Pill How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly An investigation into why the health care system does not work for old people who are in fragile health and what we can do about it Medical treatment of elderly people is not working Worse it is of

  • Title: A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly
  • Author: John Sloan
  • ISBN: 9781553654551
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • An investigation into why the health care system does not work for old people, who are in fragile health, and what we can do about it.Medical treatment of elderly people is not working Worse, it is often harmful, says author John Sloan, a family physician who has worked primarily with the elderly for than twenty years In A Bitter Pill, he examines why medical treatmAn investigation into why the health care system does not work for old people, who are in fragile health, and what we can do about it.Medical treatment of elderly people is not working Worse, it is often harmful, says author John Sloan, a family physician who has worked primarily with the elderly for than twenty years In A Bitter Pill, he examines why medical treatment 8212 from modern medicine s one size fits all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don t benefit anyone 8212 is failing them and identifies solutions to the problem.In clear, accessible language, Sloan argues that we must understand what people in poor health at the end of their lives really need comfort, dignity, and quality of life He also argues that caregivers, sons, daughters, nurses, doctors, and social workers 8212 all of us 8212 must assume responsibility for what happens to the elderly and give these loved ones the kind of care we hope, one day, someone will give us.

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    2 thoughts on “A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly

    1. John Sloan Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly book, this is one of the most wanted John Sloan author readers around the world.

    2. Just read a book by John Sloan, a GP in Vancouver who deals primarily with the fragile elderly as a GP. Quite interesting. In a nutshell, our (western) medical system is geared to deal with prevention (probably because the drug companies make more money that way, but that's not the point) and single-issue crisis management. And it is guideline-based treatment (based on sample studies). Neither of these are useful to what he calls the fragile elderly. He is advocating that care-givers and their m [...]

    3. Confused re: the target audience. Seems to boil down to a pragmatic kind of 'treat the elderly as individuals' attitude.

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