Finally, some encouraging news from our medical schools. In a story from Boston.com titled When old is new: A wave of change in medical schools puts emphasis on care of seniors, writer Alice Dembner follows the new, improved training of medical students in the art of treating our aging populace.
In the past, students who were not going into fields that focused on elders would spend very little time studying the aging of the human body and mind. Now, many students are spending significant time studying how the body ages. They are finding out that older patients need to be cared for differently than the young. Imagine! They are being taught about the whole life cycle, including how to handle that culturally taboo word - death.