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; and 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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Dr Ratnaike is the Head of the Geriatric Unit and Senior Visiting Medical Specialist, Queens Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Medical, 2002. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6214522