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1 Quality of life is an elusive phenomenon, encompassing biological, psychological, interpersonal, social, economic, and cultural dimensions.
2 Although life expectancy has greatly increased during this century, society has not adequately planned for the social, economic, and health care needs of older adult.
3 Recognizing the multiple dimensions of quality of life is important in formulating health care policy.
4 The nursing profession can play an integral role in effecting change in the political and practice arenas by advocating for public policy addressing various issues regarding quality of life of older adults.