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Article seems overly focused on UK version of geriatrics, rather than a more generic description of it. Glacialfury (talk) 23:55, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Geriatrics vs. Health Care of the Elderly[edit]

As a medical student in the UK, I have recently been told that we are to refer to geriatrics/health care of the elderly as Health Care of the Elderly, as is has fewer connotations and is deemed to be less insulting to patients. I see that there is currently no wikipedia page called Health Care of the Elderly, so would like to propose two points:

Unfortunately, I can't find any sources to back up this potential change in nom-culture, but I've not had the time to look very deeply at all. Opinions, anyone?Ged3000 (talk) 14:16, 18 May 2008 (UTC) (edit to improve formatting, Ged3000 (talk) 14:16, 18 May 2008 (UTC))

I think option 1 is best, since geriatrics is a clearly defined medical field. The term you suggest is not used in many other countries, which is a problem for option 2. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I think I'd agree. A quick google search didn't show up anything suggesting that there was a government movement to change the name in the UK, and nothing else on the matter really... I must've misunderstood/misheard whoever it was who told me that initially. Thanks! Ged3000 (talk) 17:36, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I see that you've created the redirect page, thankyou. I've added "Health Care of the Elderly" to the start of the introduction paragraph - I hope this is deemed appropriate. Ged3000 (talk) 19:18, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I've created a new page Health Care of the Elderly that hard redirects to Geriatrics. Not sure what became of previous. Nk.sheridan   Talk 00:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

The sharing of Arabic physician in development of health care for elderly[edit]

many arabic physician were interested in the field of geriatrics and some of them wrote separate books on this subject so i was encouraged by a contribution that 1st mentioned Avecinna mentioning of elderly health to add what i knew about the other arabic physicians or arabic civilization physicians share in the development of the field of geriatrics.--Ashashyou (talk) 21:33, 26 July 2008 (UTC)


Someone named Ashashyou has gone to a great deal of trouble making a mess of this page.

I donot understand do you like it or not? If not, what is not good?--Ashashyou (talk) 19:23, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I like your edits. I've made some spelling changes so don't worry too much about those. Keep up the good work! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks--Ashashyou (talk) 20:30, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
My main concern was the numerous spelling errors which resulted in bad internal links; Steven Fruitsmaak has corrected many of those. Thanks for that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Patricia Meadows (talkcontribs) 03:54, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Subspecialities threads[edit]

I have added subspecialities threads, and started making pages for the subspecialities. Hope we can all help.--Ashashyou (talk) 12:39, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Hospital Elder Life Program[edit]

This entire paragraph reads like an advertising brochure for Yale's eldercare program. I'm not sure that it belongs in a general encyclopedia entry, since it is unclear what it adds to understanding the topic. mattelfesso (talk) 23:13, 6 August 2013 (UTC)