The Greying oí the World: Who Will Care for the Frail Elderly? Edited by Laura Katz Olson, 1 994, New York, NY: Hawortri Press, 328 pages
While many authors have documented the issues and challenges facing elder care in the United States, Dr. Olson provides an international view on this subject. This volume is extensive in scope, and still able to provide specific information from each of the eleven countries. By introducing the concept and presenting the United States as the first chapter, U.S. nurses are provided a strong foundation upon which to review each of the other nations.
This volume provides an international scope, while each nation is represented by a local researcher. This allows readers an intimate view of the problems, services and social context of each participating nation.
Each nation was allowed a structured guideline enabling the reader to cross-reference social support or family involvement in all chapters. The richness of this material is apparent to anyone concerned with the identification and care of the feeble aged.