EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

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Clinical Aspects of Long-Term Risk Management

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This part of our publication presents texts which are not original. They are motivated and written under various contexts: they provide an insight on the fact that the lenghtening of the life cycle is of greater and greater concern and interest in many different directions. The counter-ageing society is an issue which needs to be perceived on the basis of a true, practical as well as theoretical, multidisciplinary approach. On the basis of this larger vision, the work, activity and research of any specialist can be better appreciated and given value within the framework of a global background of reference.

1. Developing a Shared Language

The relationship between life/health underwriting and the medical profession may seem at first sight to be a simple one. However there is a complex dynamic between the two that is at its most intricate in the assessment of Long-Term Care (LTC) risk. Most of the difficulties arise in the way that the different professions know things and the need for one to adapt this knowledge to the paradigms of the other.
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