Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

ISBN-10: 0071498222
ISBN-13: 9780071498227
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 598
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The Latest Coverage of International Geriatric Healthcare ..Essentials of Clinical Geriatricsfocuses on the fundamental issues that must be understood by everyone in the field. It includes brand-new chapters on end-of-life and palliative care; key issues in international/global geriatric health care delivery; and Strength of Evidence Rating System, which provides graded evidence for management recommendations made in each chapter. A popular characteristic of the book is that it doesn't bury you with unnecessary information; rather, it focuses solely on essential core concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services. .

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
The Aging Patient and Geriatric Assessment
Clinical Implications of the Aging Process
Changes Associated with "Normal" Aging
Theories of Aging
Clinical Implications
Geriatric Syndrome
Atypical Presentation of Common Clinical Problems
References
Suggested Readings
The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization
Growth in Numbers
Disability
Social Support
Use of Services
Nursing Home Use
References
Suggested Readings
Evaluating the Geriatric Patient
History
Physical Examination
Laboratory Assessment
Functional Assessment
Environmental Assessment
Assessment for Pain
Nutritional Assessment
Geriatric Consultation
Preoperative Evaluation
References
Suggested Readings
Chronic Disease Management
Specific Areas of Geriatric Disease Management
Special Issues in Chronic Disease Management
Role of Outcomes in Assuring Quality of Long-Term Care
Technology for Quality Improvement
Summary
References
Differential Diagnosis and Management
Prevention
General Principles
Effectiveness of Prevention in Older People
Osteoporosis
Generic Approaches
Preventing Disability
Iatrogenesis
Special Risks of Hospitals
Labeling
Summary
References
Suggested Readings
Confusion: Delirium and Dementia
Confusion
Delirium
Dementia
Evaluation
Management of Dementia
References
Suggested Readings
Selected Web Sites (Accessed on March 16, 2008)
Tools
Diagnosis and Management of Depression
Aging and Depression
Symptoms and Signs of Depression
Depression Associated with Medical Conditions
Diagnosing Depression
Management
References
Suggested Readings
Web References
Incontinence
Normal Urination
Causes and Types of Incontinence
Evaluation
Management
Fecal Incontinence
References
Suggested Readings
Selected Web Sites (Accessed on March 16, 2008)
Falls
Aging and Instability
Causes of Falls in Older Persons
Evidence on Falls Prevention
Evaluating the Elderly Patient who Falls
Management
References
Suggested Readings
Selected Web Sites (Accessed on March 16, 2008)
Immobility
Causes
Complications
Assessing Immobile Patients
Management of Immobility
Pain Management
Exercise
Rehabilitation
References
Suggested Readings
General Management Strategies
Cardiovascular Disorders
Physiological Changes
Hypertension
Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Arrhythmias
Congestive Heart Failure
Peripheral Vascular Disease
References
Suggested Readings
Decreased Vitality
Endocrine Disease
Anemia
Nutrition
Infections
Disorders of Temperature Regulation
References
Suggested Readings
Sensory Impairment
Vision
Hearing
Taste
Polyneuropathy
Acknowledgment
References
Suggested Readings
Weblinks
Drug Therapy
Nonpharmacological Factors Influencing Drug Therapy
Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions
Aging and Pharmacology
Geriatric Prescribing
Geriatric Psychopharmacology
References
Suggested Readings
Health Services
Public Programs
Long-Term Care
The Nursing Home
Assisted Living
Home Care
Other Services
Case Management
References
Suggested Readings
Nursing Home Care
The Goals of Nursing Home Care
Clinical Aspects of Care for Nursing Home Residents
Process of Care in the Nursing Home
Strategies to Improve Medical Care in Nursing Homes
Subacute Care and the Nursing Home-Acute-Care Hospital Interface
Ethical Issues in Nursing Home
References
Suggested Readings
Selected Web Sites (Accessed 3/16/08)
Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons
Autonomy and Beneficence
Competence and Informed Consent
Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care
Moving from DNR to Acceptance of Natural Death
The Health-Care Provider's Role
Special Problems with Nursing Home Residents
Special Case of Dementia
Policy Issues
Ethical Issues Concerning Caregivers
Summary
References
Web-Based References (Last Accessed July 2008.)
Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics
Organizations
Clinical Topics-for Professionals
Clinical Topics-for Patients
Index

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