Practical Guide to Geriatric Medicine

 
9780074710333: Practical Guide to Geriatric Medicine

The care of older people is rapidly moving from the hospital environment to the community. Increasingly the general practitioner is involved in the care of older people and must be competent in managing their medical problems and also be familiar with a variety of ethical and allied health issues particular to this group. Practical Guide to Geriatric Medicine is a comprehensive guide to a range of medical conditions and pertinent topics to improve the quality of life of older people. The book adopts a practical, systematic approach, with easy access to medical and other problems of importance to the elderly.

It covers:
All the major clinical areas including psychiatric problems
Health promotion, home and family care, and rehabilitation
Ethical dilemmas including elder abuse, palliative care, and euthanasia
Oral health and nutritional assessment
Sexuality

This is an excellent practical guide for general practitioners, geriatricians, medical and nursing professionals and medical students to expand their knowledge of issues in geriatric medicine.

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  • Addresses specific medical conditions especially important to the older person

    Adopts a practical, systematic approach

    Contributions from leading Australian specialists

    Covers the essential topics required in order to provide high quality geriatric care

    Extensive coverage of all topics in a highly accessible style

    Important aspects of illness, diagnosis and treatment are emphasised and prioritised

    Easily understood tables and figures enhance written content

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    The care of older people is moving rapidly from the hospital environment to the community. Increasingly the general practitioner is involved in the care of older people and must be competent in managing their medical problems and be familiar with the variety of ethical and allied health issues particular to this group. PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GERIATRIC MEDICINE is a comprehensive guide to a range of medical conditions and pertinent topics to improve the quality of life of older people. The book adopts a practical, systematic approach, with easy access to medical and other problems of importance to the elderly.


    It covers:

    -All the major clinical areas including psychiatric problems

    -Health promotion, home and family care, and rehabilitation

    -Ethical dilemmas including elder abuse, palliative care, and euthanasia

    -Oral health and nutritional assessment

    -Sexuality


    This is an excellent practical guide for general practitioners, geriatricians, medical and nursing professionals and medical students to expand their knowledge of the issues in geriatric medicine.

    "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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