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
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