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Health Management for Older Adults Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach

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ISBN-10: 0195335716

ISBN-13: 9780195335712

Edition: 2008

Authors: David G. Satin

List price: $79.00
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The health care of a growing older adult population is a crucial issue, and one of increasing concern and cost. This text explores the health system's effect on health care and professional practice on societal, institutional, and health team levels. It also clarifies models of disciplinary collaboration, and the contributions of the interdisciplinary model. It relates clinical and non-clinical disciplines and facilitates change toward a more synergistic and effective health system. This book addresses its key issues in two ways: First, it explores the present health care system and how it shapes the health care that older adults receive and the practices of their health professionals. Second, it explores five models of collaboration among health disciplines and how they differ in terms of mutual understanding, extent of collaboration, overlap and flexibility of roles, and openness to incorporating knowledge and skills from one another. This text aims to help health professionals, policy makers, and citizens understand the health system, how it shapes the health care they receive and can provide, and how to improve it. It also introduces clinicians and non-clinicians to one another's responsibilities and functions so that they can develop a more synergistic and harmonious health system.
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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

David G. Satin, M.D., was educated at Princeton University and the Harvard Medical School. He had fellowship training in both Community Mental Health and Research Methods for Psychiatrists. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and a lecturer at the Boston University School of Medicine Division of Psychiatry, and is on the staff at both the Newton-Wellesley and McLean Hospitals.

Contributors
Introduction: Health Management for Older Adults and Disciplinary Working Relationships
The Reality of Being an Older Adult and Getting Health Care
The Older Adult Care, Training, Research, and Planning Program
The Structure and Financing of the Health-Care System: Reality and Consequences
Elder Autonomy and Consumer-Directed Care
Prevention
Justice in Community Care
Health Law for Older Adults
Acute Care: Access to Health Care
Long-Term Care
Community-Based Care for the Elderly
Models of Disciplinary Practice
Knowing the Individual Disciplines and Introduction to Team Development, Function, and Maintenance
Functioning Interdisciplinary Teams
The Mt. Auburn Hospital Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center:
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Policy Making and Policy Changing
An Interdisciplinary Case Conference
Interdisciplinary Health Management for Older Adults: Professional Education and Practice
Index