Quality of Life and Geriatric Patients

With the “graying” of America, physicians must learn more about the aging human body—in health and illness. Baby boomers can expect more years of life and even health as they age, but their physical and cognitive abilities will inevitably wane, and physicians will be called upon to help them maintain their independence and an acceptable quality of life. This month’s issue examines the ethical challenges physicians face in preserving health and well-being in the elderly.

Volume 10, Number 6: 355-424 Full Issue PDF