Geriatrics education and health professions today: responding to critical need O ensino de profissionais em saúde geriátrica hoje: resposta à necessidade crítica
- Scritto da Flavia Caretta
The connection between health and old age is complex and often influenced by myths and misconceptions. It is argued that old age is equivalent to a time of illness. Medicine itself has endorsed this idea, to such an extent that gerontology has even been defined as the science that traces the downward trends, thus concentrating its attention on the decline of physiological parameters and thereby reinforcing the assumption of “decline and loss” as elements proper to normal aging.