Handbook of Geriatric Assessment

ISBN-10: 0763730564

ISBN-13: 9780763730567

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

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Handbook of Geriatric Assessment emphasizes the multidisciplinary functions of the geriatric assessment team, and is applicable for healthcare professionals, nurses, social workers, and researchers. The revised and updated Fourth Edition fosters a multidimensional approach by discussing the assessment of domains that have a significant bearing on the life of older persons, with renewed interest in the prevention of functional decline.The text provides instruments, questionnaires, and concepts that can be employed in designing clinical assessment procedures. New chapters include:- Emergency Assessment- Recognizing Elder Abuse and Neglect- Depression Assessment- Substance Use and Abuse Assessment- Social Assessment of Older Adults- Assessment of Daily-Living- Assessment of Older Adults in Their Home, in the Nursing Home, at the Time of Hospitalization- Adherence to Medical Treatment- Developing and Managing a High Functioning Interdisciplinary Team- In the Wake of Terrorism: Mechanisms of Geriatric AssessmentWith discussions of the domains of geriatric assessment conveniently compiled in one reference, readers will continue to find practical and useful ideas to take into their daily work with older people.
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Book details

List price: $335.85
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 473
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
The Context of Geriatric Care
The Context of Geriatric Care
Multidimensional Assessment
Conclusion
Ethnicity and Geriatric Assessment
Introduction
Heterogeneity within Older Ethnic Minorities
Reliability, Validity, and Use of Instruments for Ethnic Minorities
Enhancing Communication with Ethnically Diverse Older Adults
Eliciting Beliefs and Attitudes about Illness
Selected Domains of Geriatric Assessment
Conclusion
Mental Status Assessment
The Mental Status Examination
Differential Diagnosis of Dementia
Mental Status Assessment Instruments
Assessment of Mood
Depression Scales
Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse
Anxiety Disorders
Conclusion
Functional Assessment
Focus on Function
The Components of Functional Status
Performance Assessment of Function
Dementia Rating Scales
Assessment for Long-Term Care
Conclusion
The Older Driver
Introduction
Behaviors and Characteristics of Older Drivers
Older Drivers At Risk for a Motor Vehicle Crash or Driving Cessation
Assessing Driving Skills
Ethical, Legal, and Public Policy Issues
Future Research Needs and Conclusions
Social Assessment
Assessment of Social Support
Assessment of Caregiver Burden
Assessment of Elder Mistreatment
Economic Assessment
Assessment of the Environment
Sexual Health Assessment
Spiritual Assessment
Suicide Assessment
Conclusion
Using the Values History To Enhance Advance Directive Communication
The Values History: Assessing Patient Values and Directives Regarding Long-Term and End-of-Life Care
The Living Will
The Durable Power of Attorney
The Values History
Conclusion
The Values History
Physical Assessment
Communication and Rapport
Examination of Older Adults with Dementia
History Taking
Overview of the Physical Examination
Components of the Examination
Conclusion
Pain Assessment
Historical Assessment of Pain
Physical Assessment of Pain
Pain Assessment in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Conclusion
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Incorporating Prevention into Practice
Evidence-Based Guidelines
Ethics of Preventive Interventions
Rating the Recommendations
Specific Recommendations
Procedures and Measurements
Behaviors and Lifestyle
Home and Health
Supplements and Chemoprophylaxis
Immunizations and Infectious Disease
Other Considerations for Prevention in Geriatrics Not Covered in the Guidelines
Additional Notes
Conclusion
Assessment in Special Settings: Nursing Home, Home Care, and Hospice
Assessment in the Nursing Home
Assessment in Home Care
Assessment in Hospice Care
Conclusion
Geriatric Assessment Program: The University Hospital Geriatric Evaluation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Geriatric Evaluation Center Structure
Geriatric Evaluation Center Profile
Geriatric Evaluation Center
Conclusion
Putting Geriatric Assessment into Practice
Ethical Issues in Geriatric Assessment
Evidence of the Effectiveness of Geriatric Assessment
Integrating Geriatric Assessment into Primary Care
Organization of Geriatric Assessment Programs
Conclusion
Index
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