2009 issue 4


Volume 18, issue 4

Special paper

Getting old and dying at home - in Poland and in Germany

Klaus Dörner1
1. Deutsch-Polnische Gesselschaft fur Seelische Gesundheit
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2009; 18 (4): 315-318
Keywords: ageing, institutional care, civic activity, community


The problem of care delivery to the ageing is outlined against a wide historical and social background. Controversies concerning institu-tionalization of such care a contemporary tendencies to take over tasks of the state by local communities and their civic activities are discussed. The author reports facts that confirm development of thisprocess both in Germany and in Poland, and emphasizes its significance for mentalhealth experts'professionalroles (Eds.).