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Rethinking aging : growing old and living well in an overtreated society

Hadler, Nortin M. (Author).

Summary: 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.

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  • ISBN: 9780807835067 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0807835064 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Enlightened aging -- The golden years -- Stayin' alive -- The aged worker -- Decrepitude -- Frailty -- The reaper -- Autumn.
Subject: Older people Medical care United States
Older people United States Psychology
Health behavior United States
Health Services for the Aged United States
Aged psychology United States
Health Behavior United States
Health Promotion methods United States
Inappropriate Prescribing United States
Social Conditions United States
Elderly Medical care United States
Elderly United States Psychology

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Lummi Library RA 564.8 .H335 2011 280436 Stacks Checked out 04/02/2013

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