Why will students learn about medical issues in aging?

Many of the legal issues of older adults relate to medical problems.  Consider, for example, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia:  a person suffering from this may need a court appointed guardian.  Many older people want to designate a relative to make medical decisions for them; Clinic students help them by drafting statutory health care powers of attorney.  A hospital chaplain and physician sometimes teach students about bioethics issues in end-of-life medical treatment.  Clinic students may tour the ICU (intensive care unit) or Hospice Home, with these experts.  The exposure to medical information provides law students with a superior background for elder law cases.