Singapore's Ageing Population: Managing Health Care And End-Of-Life Decisions


by Chan Wing-Cheong

Singapore's Ageing Population: Managing Health Care And End-Of-Life Decisions

Price:  US$170.00   (SGD212.50*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 222 pages
Published:  2011, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780415609753
SB#:  052648 (110)

About This Book

A rapidly ageing population is the most significant demographic issue confronting Singapore in our lifetime. This has created new and increasing demands on Singapore's healthcare system and on the families of the older adults. The challenge is in providing a system of care that is humane, effective and sustainable financially. This requires coordination between state funded providers, the family and the community. This book offers a multi-disciplinary perspective by researchers from various disciplines such as medicine, sociology, anthropology and law on managing healthcare and end-of-life decisions in Singapore. Providing information and suggestions for better policy formulation towards the aged, this book is an invaluable resource for policy makers, service practitioners and scholars working on Asian gerontology. Indexed.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.80