INTD: Literature and Aging

Literature about aging is one of the most fruitful resources for understanding interactions between the experiences of clinicians, health care providers, family and friends of the elderly, and the aging person. Literature serves several purposes in these situations. One of the most important is its ability to put us readers in the perspective of the aging person allowing us to identify with the aging person. Literature gives us empathy for the patient, an understanding which sometimes is hard to achieve in any other way.

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