Year: 2001 Source: Revista Internacional de Tanatologia y Suicidio, v.1, no.3, (2001), p.56-60 SIEC No: 20021244

This article discusses the implications of an aging population to developing countries such as Mexico & questions whether policies & resources are available to attend to the needs of this population at the end of life. It is pointed out that palliative care is an important aspect of providing quality of life to geriatric patients. It is noted that these programs are rare in Mexico & that caregivers need to receive training in palliative care. (3 refs.)