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This month’s issue of Geriatrics & Aging focusses on Gender and Health. Because there are more women than men among the aging population, geriatricians have often considered themselves by virtue of practical experience to be up-to-date on gender-based issues.
Many older adults have difficulty bathing.Those unable to bathe are more likely to need formal home care and to be admitted to long-term care than those who can bathe without help.
Medication errors at the time of acute care transition (admission, transfer, and discharge) are common.
An educational video entitled “Compassionate Care in the ICU,” funded by Ortho Biotech and produced by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, aims to improve end-of-life care for patients dying in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Effective Physician-Patient Communication at The End of Life: What Patients Want to Hear and How to Say It