Rethinking aging : growing old and living well in an overtreated society / Nortin M. Hadler.

Author
Hadler, Nortin M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Description
xvi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Enlightened aging
  • The golden years
  • Stayin' alive
  • The aged worker
  • Decrepitude
  • Frailty
  • The reaper
  • Autumn.
ISBN
  • 9780807835067 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0807835064 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9781469652108 ((paperback))
  • 1469652102 ((paperback))
LCCN
2011006663
OCLC
702604794
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