Protective Services and the Medical Professions

  • Paul Nathanson
  • Robert Schwartz
  • Jack Hardwick
  • Laura Mason
  • Nancy Scanlan Neary

Abstract

A physician who cares for an elderly patient treats the whole patient, rather than the condition alone. This maxim is more true of the elderly population as a group than of other classes of patients, since the life styles of elderly persons both affect and are affected by their physical condition. Many elements of an elderly person’s life style, including food, shelter, and medical care, relate directly to legal issues which intersect that patient’s physical and mental condition and medical care. Therefore, to effectively and compassionately meet the medical needs of an elderly patient, a physician should be aware of legal issues affecting both that patient’s medical care and the context in which a physician provides it.

Keywords

Income Expense Tated Defend Stake 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Nathanson
  • Robert Schwartz
  • Jack Hardwick
  • Laura Mason
  • Nancy Scanlan Neary

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