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Case-Based Geriatrics A Global Approach : A Global Approach - Victor A. Hirth

Case-Based Geriatrics A Global Approach

A Global Approach

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Published: 28th December 2010
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A full-color case-based guide to the principles and clinical aspects of geriatric care

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"It is intended as a case-based textbook of geriatrics that also integrates the complexities of geriatric medicine into a meaningful whole. These are excellent objectives, all met in a wonderful way. This book stands out from other textbooks of geriatric medicine....This is a brilliant addition to the literature of geriatric medicine. Some topics are covered in different ways, but this is never repetitious, rather more like looking at a gem from different angles. The evidence-based, case-based, pre-test, post-test format makes this an ideal book from which to learn. The breadth and depth are stunning. The editing and format would be enough to highly recommend this book, but the beautiful use of color on every page, permitting lavish illustrations, tables, figures, and examples of tests, makes this at the same time a brilliant exposition of the true nature of geriatric medicine, and a work of art as well. Run, do not walk, to see it!"--Doody's Review Service

Case-Based Geriatrics utilizes a case-and-evidence-based approach to help you understand the key principles and clinical points of geriatric medicine and healthcare. Written to reflect the field's growing trend toward interdisciplinary collaboration, the book is of value not only to physicians, but to the entire health team involved in the care of the elderly.

This unique text is constructed around case presentations, which are used as the primary teaching tool. These cases reflect issues and principles of geriatrics that are encountered and practiced worldwide. You will learn how cultural characteristics of both patients and providers have added new layers of complications to this already challenging field - and how they can be recognized and overcome. Each case is directly linked to the learning objectives found in each chapter. Review questions appear at the beginning and end of each chapter to test your understanding.

Case-Based Geriatrics is divided into three sections:

  • Issues in Aging -- features foundational chapters covering essential topics such as biology of aging, worldwide demographics, the geriatric physical exam, sensory changes in aging, and approaches to laboratory testing and imaging in aging
  • Inter-professional Geriatrics -- provides an overview of multi-professional team care and covers important topics such as pre -and-post operative care, discharge planning and transitional care, end-of-life care, home care, and long-term care
  • Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues -- covers common disorders such as delirium, dementia, depression, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis, and more

Contributors
Preface
Issues in Aging
Foundation
Why Geriatrics and Gerontology
The Biology of Aging and Emerging Interventions
Physical and Cognitive Function
The Global Democracy of Aging
Cultural Competence in Geriatric Care
Examination and Function
Medical Evaluation of the Older Person
Functional Assessment
Aging and Sensory Loss: Vision, Hearing, Somatosensory, and Vestibular
Atypical Presentation of Diseases in the Older Adult
Professional and Patient Decision-Making in the Older Adult
Assessing Decisional Capacity in Older Adults
Health Literacy Practice and Assessment
Approach to Laboratory Testing and Imaging in Aging
Consideration Prior to Drug Prescribing in the Elderly
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Common Situations
Older Drivers: Safe Mobility in the Later Years
Changing Living Environments for Older Adults: Environmental Supports for Aging in Place
Family Caregiving
Sexuality
Interprofessional Geriatrics
Multi-Professional Team Care
Acute Care
Geriatric Consultation Services
Perioperative Care of the Older Adult
Discharge Planning and Transitional Care
Chronic Care
Advanced Illness Care and Elders at the End of Life
Home Care, Peter Boling and Rachel Selby-Penczak
Long-Term Care
Adaptive Care
An Approach to Assessing and Ordering Physical Therapy
Integrating Technology into Older Adult Living
Rehabilitation
Interprofessional Management of the Complex Acute Surgical Patient
Interdisciplinary Team Care of the Older Adult with Cancer
Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues
Delirium
Dementia
Polypharmacy
Urinary Incontinence
Falls and Mobility Disorders
Weight Loss
The Frailty Syndrome
Evaluating and Treating Depression in Older Adults
Pressure Ulcers
Common Gastrointestinal Problems
Hip Fractures
Osteoporosis
Approach to Common Infections in Older Adults
Congestive Heart Failure
Stroke
Management of Hypertension in the Elderly
Index
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ISBN: 9780071622394
ISBN-10: 007162239X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 28th December 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.71
Edition Number: 1