Über den Autor
Jean Woo, M.D., FRCP, FRACP heads the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, is Chief of Service (general) of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital, and is Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Science, Hong Kong University. Dr. Woo graduated from Cambridge University in 1974. After medical posts in the Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Brompton Hospitals, she worked in part time posts in general practice as well as research in the University of Hong Kong. She joined the Department of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 as Lecturer responsible for the development of the teaching and service in Geriatric Medicine, becoming Head of the Department in 1993 until 1999, Chief of Service of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital from 1993, and Chair Professor of Medicine in 1994. From 2000-6 she was Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and from 2001-5 Director of the newly established School of Public Health. Her research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology, quality of life issues at the end of life, with over 500 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.
Ch 1. Introduction.- Ch 2. Hong Kong and Other World Cities.- Ch 3. Living Environment.- Ch 4. Retirement and post retirement issues.- Ch 5. Elder Financial Asset Management.- Ch 6. Population ageing: Impact of Common Chronic Diseases on Health and Social Services.- Ch 7. Health Literacy Regarding Ageing Issues.- Ch 8. The Role of Empowerment in the Management of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly.- Ch 9. Elder-friendly Service Delivery Models.- Ch 10. Quality of Dying.- Ch 11. Prioritization in Healthcare and Ageism.
All countries are facing a demographic transition with increasing life expectancy. This book examines diverse facets of the aging population in Hong Kong, such as demographics, living arrangements, health status, health and social services, and lifestyles.
Represents a collection of essays that addresses the theme of how Hong Kong deals with the World Health Organization's call to 'Ageing Well'Adopts an integrated medical and social approach, examining issues relating to ageing from the older person's perspectiveHelps raise awareness of the diverse pressing issues facing ageing societies in developed countries