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Future geriatric needs in South Africa : hospital and teaching aspects

dc.contributor.authorWicht, C. L.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:57:52Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:57:52Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.citationWicht, C. L. 1977. Future geriatric needs in South Africa : hospital and teaching aspects. South African Medical Journal, 51(13):440-442
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7707
dc.descriptionCITATION: Wicht, C. L. 1977. Future geriatric needs in South Africa : hospital and teaching aspects. South African Medical Journal, 51(13):440-442.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://journals.co.za
dc.description.abstractNoteworthy factors in geriatric care, derived from experience in a geriatric clinic, are that symptoms are often wrongly attributed to the ageing process; the aged are often overtreated and subjected to unnecessary diagnostic procedures; and functional abilities of the elderly and social factors are important in planning comprehensive care for the aged. To render total care the services of a visiting sister attached to the clinic are an absolute necessity. The elderly are often prematurely discharged from hospital. The combination of multiple pathology, functional derangement and social factors necessitates a period of aftercare which entails physiotherapy, occupational therapy and the services of a social worker. Medical students, nurses, students in social work, psysiotherapists, and occupational therapists should be enlightened on gerontology and geriatrics during their undergraduate years.
dc.description.urihttps://journals.co.za/content/m_samj/51/13/AJA20785135_24628
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectGerontology
dc.subjectGeriatrics
dc.titleFuture geriatric needs in South Africa : hospital and teaching aspectsen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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