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Re-thinking care in later life: the social and the clinical 

Re-thinking care in later life: the social and the clinical
Re-thinking care in later life: the social and the clinical

Chris Phillipson

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date: 15 October 2021

Key points

Geriatric medicine developed strong links with social perspectives on ageing during its initial phase of development.

Geriatric medicine and social gerontology developed along separate paths from the 1970s with the emergence of competing paradigms about the ageing process.

Fiscal austerity, changes to the welfare state, and the increase of age-related conditions such as dementia create possibilities for collaboration between geriatric medicine and social gerontology.

Areas for joint work between the disciplines include

o supporting the development of age-friendly communities

o rebuilding community services

o challenging health inequalities.

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