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The Clinical Care of the Aged Person : An Interdisciplinary Perspective - David G. Satin

The Clinical Care of the Aged Person

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

By: David G. Satin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 1994
ISBN: 9780195052909
Number Of Pages: 512

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As the population of aged people increases throughout the world, the need for comprehensive, integrated geriatric care is rapidly becoming a high priority. Developed from an education program in clinical geriatrics offered through the Division on Aging of the Harvard Medical School, this authoritative text provides broad, interdisciplinary coverage of geriatric health care. The book incorporates the theory and skill needed for many disciplines to work together effectively. It integrates the various topics covered by way of section introductions, cross-references within chapters, a case study and case conference, and an introductory chapter of discussions among a panel of aged people. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this book teaches an interdisciplinary perspective on the aged and their health care, and examines the working relationships among the many professionals providing care for the aged.

"Attempts to describe the interdisciplinary nature of caring for older persons and the nature of interdisciplinary teams. . . . features case studies with comments from all team members and individual chapters from various disciplines about health care of older persons." --David O. Staats (Univ. of Illinois), Doody's Journal "This is a substantial textbook that grew out of an interdisciplinary geriatrics course created by a consortium of Eastern schools and departments teaching health professionals....The informational articles...are concise but complete surveys of their respective disciplines, including many helpful tables and charts...case examples, and even photos in the chapter on oral health, so that this is really an impressive reference for any professional working with geriatric individuals." --Kathryn Betts Adams, MSW, Clinical Gerontologist "This work is intended to occupy a new niche by covering the care of the elderly patient from the perspective of an interdisciplinary team. The result is a rich compendium of material, much of which is not available in this degree of detail in any standard textbook of geriatrics.....For those who are involved in the care of elderly people and who are already committed to an interdisciplinary approach, this collection will serve as an excellent reference." --Muriel R. Gillick, MD, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, NEJM "Really an impressive reference for any professional working with geriatric individuals....There are also excellent chapters on emotional and cognitive issues of the aged and the aging family....By the end the professionals accomplished a wide variety of tasks while demonstrating a solid aspect for one another and clearly placing the interests of the client above their own."--Kathryn Betts Adams, Clinical Gerontologist

1: M. Eaton, et al: The Aged View Their Health Care Part I: Clinical Issues for the Individual B.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction 2: B.A. Blakeney and T.A. O'Malley: Physical Health Problems and Treatment of the Aged 3: D.G. Satin: Emotional and Cognitive Issues in the Care of the Aged 4: A.S. Papas: Oral Health and Treatment of the Aged 5: J.M. Scavone: Drug Therapy in the Aged Patient 6: J.T. Dwyer: Nutritional Concerns and Problems of the Aged 7: J.M. Bottomley: Principles and Practice in Geriatric Rehabilitation Part II: Interpersonal and Societal Issues B.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction 8: F.L. Portnoy: The Aged and their Families 9: M.C. Howe: Work, Productivity, and Worth in Old Age 10: D. Barnard: Ethical Issues at the End of Life 11: T.F. O'Hare: Legal Issues in the Care of the Aged 12: A.M. Jette: Disability Trends and Community Long-Term Health Care for the Aged 13: G.S. Koocher and D.S. Piktialis: The Economics of the Health Care System: Financing Health Care for the Aged Person Part III: Theoretical Issues of Interdisciplinary Education and Practice B.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction 14: D.G. Satin: The Interdisciplinary, Integrated Approach to Professional Practice with the Aged 15: B.S. Siegel: Developing the Interdisciplinary Team 16: L. Gurland: Attitudes, Values, and Ideologies as Influences on the Professional Education and Practice of those who Care for the Aged Part IV: The Interdisciplinary Care of Aged Persons -- An Integration of the Issues B.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction 17: D. Barnard, et al: An Interdisciplinary Case Conference Index

ISBN: 9780195052909
ISBN-10: 0195052900
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 4th March 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 19.0  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.96