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[Frail elderly].

Authors
  • Quintanilla, Martínez Manuel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de enfermería (Barcelona, Spain)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
35–40
Identifiers
PMID: 15176362
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The author analyzes diverse perspectives about old age throughout our history in order to define the concept of "the fragile elderly person". The author explains what this term means, its characteristics and some useful instruments nurse need be aware of in order to provide better care. The author provides us with an explanation about an integrated geriatrics evaluation, along with its usefulness, advantages and possible inconveniences.

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