Geriatric Goalposts: Of Independence And Interdependence

Authors

  • Minakshi Dhar Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh
  • Monika Pathania Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh
  • Deepak Khandelwal Department of Endocrinology, Khandelwal Diabetes, Thyroid & Endocrinology Clinic, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-57

Keywords:

Geriatric Goalposts

Abstract

Our elder population has a unique set of needs and necessities, challenges and concerns. This reflects in the approach of geriatric medicine, which aims to ensure functional freedom and independence, as well as healthy ageing, of older citizens. We propose another, higher, aim of geriatric medicine: that is interdependence. This creates a spirit of optimism, in persons of geriatric age group as well as in their health care providers, who are able to interpret goals of medical care in a broader perspective. Keywords: ADL, geriatrics, gerontology, independence, interdependence, Person centred care.

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Published

2023-07-15

How to Cite

Minakshi Dhar, Monika Pathania, Deepak Khandelwal, & Sanjay Kalra. (2023). Geriatric Goalposts: Of Independence And Interdependence. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(8), 1740–1741. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-57

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Section

PRIMARY CARE DIABETES

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