This chapter discusses the consumption of health in later life. Changes in government policy suggest that people at all ages will be expected to take on more responsibility in maintaining and protecting their own health. The chapter also stresses that the emphasis on maintaining the self is a key feature of later life in the 21st century, and that this will have an impact on different sections of the healthcare industry.
Keywords: consuming health; changes; government policy; self-maintenance; healthcare industry
Chapter. 8114 words. Illustrated.
Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing
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