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dc.contributor.authorLillis, Steven
dc.contributor.authorMilligan, Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-04T03:04:50Z
dc.date.available2017-07-04T03:04:50Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1440-6381
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajag.12371
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/341276
dc.description.abstractDoctors are neither more nor less susceptible than the general population to the effects of ageing. The relevance of deterioration with age depends on the nature of the work undertaken. Reduced muscle strength and visual and auditory deterioration can compromise clinical ability. Accumulation of chronic disease further reduces capacity. Cognitive decline is of particular importance, as good medical care requires considerable cognitive function. Patient safety is paramount, yet older doctors are an important part of the medical workforce and their value should be recognised. Changes in patient case mix, work place support systems and individual adjustments can assist safe practice. Deterioration in health should be acknowledged and requires proactive management. Current methods of ensuring competence are inadequate for supporting ageing doctors. A new initiative is recommended comprising collaboration between regulators, colleges and employing institutions to support the ageing doctor in providing safe and effective practice.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom14
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeriatrics and Gerontology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110308
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleAgeing Doctors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMilligan, Eleanor


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