AMSA Geriatrics National Discussion Forum on the Aging Crisis

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Welcome to the AMSA Geriatrics National Forum!

For our first discussion, we will be discussing the Frontline documentary Living Old, premiering on PBS, Tuesday, November 21, 2006.

You can view this program online at

For more information on AMSA and its mission to increase geriatricians, please visit the Amsa Geriatrics Interest Group website:

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Geriatrician Shortage

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Article: Chronicle of Higher Education

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by jenny
Jul 15, 2014 6:22:28 GMT -5

Frontline: Living Old discussion

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In the face of so many technological advances, how do we decide, for someone we love, when enough is enough? Or should we be deciding that?

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by conrad
Mar 11, 2015 6:54:41 GMT -5
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With families more dispersed than ever and a healthcare system overburdened, many experts fear that we are on the threshold of a major crisis in care. How can we solve this problem?

3 7 For Your Empty Nesters
by kiarae
Apr 30, 2012 5:51:56 GMT -5
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Just as the need for elder care is rising, the number of available caregivers is dwindling. There are only 4.2 geriatricians for every 10,000 Americans over age 75. How do we provide care for our nation's elderly?

2 6 Who will provide the care?
by ddddyyyy
Aug 17, 2009 3:37:40 GMT -5
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In an attempt to lessen the burden on families and to ensure that their wishes are fulfilled, many elderly write advance directives, such as living wills, powers of attorney and do-not-resuscitate orders. What would you include in your advance directive? What would you leave out? How do you decide?

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by ddddyyyy
Jul 17, 2009 3:32:37 GMT -5
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What do you think the strengths of the documentary are?

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by ddddyyyy
Sept 4, 2009 2:30:58 GMT -5
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What do you think are the limitations of this show? For example, did it show the range of seniors successfully aging and living full lives, etc.

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by don
Nov 27, 2006 22:17:26 GMT -5


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