Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries / Edition 1

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This volume collects the foundation papers in the discipline of Geriatric medicine. The book begins with a chapter on those papers that established the field. It then goes on to provide a long overdue review of the important "classic" papers in geriatric medicine and includes information on the development of health systems which support the care of older patients. Each chapter begins with a commentary by a faculty member with special interest or expertise in that area.

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"Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine With Current Commentaries highlights papers that changed attitudes about aging and contributed to formulating the subspecialty of geriatrics. ... The book highlights 15 areas the editors chose to represent geriatric medicine ... . This collection is primarily of interest to academic geriatricians, libraries, and individuals who study the history of medicine." (Kristin Robie, Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617378744
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Aging Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Robert Pignolo MD, PhD, Monica Crane MD, and Mary Ann Forciea MD Chapter 1 Perspectives on General Aging Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD Chapter 2 History of Geriatric Medicine Mary Ann Forciea, MD Chapter 3 Palliative Care of Older Patients Jennifer Kapo, MD Chapter 4 Home-based Care of the Older Patient Mary Ann Forciea, MD and Jean Yudin MSN, CRNP Chapter 5 Education for Health Professionals Kathy L. Egan, PhD Chapter 6 Dementia Jason Karlawish, MD Chapter 7 Delirium Jerry Johnson, MD Chapter 8 Falls Lesley Carson, MD Chapter 9 Urinary Incontinence Mary Ann Forciea, MD Chapter 10 Osteoporosis Robert Pignolo, MD, PhD Chapter 11 Nutrition Joan Weinryb, MD, CMD Chapter 12 Health Screening and Disease Prevention Vivian Argento, MD Chapter 13 Osteoarthritis Edna P. Schwab, MD Chapter 14 Pressure Ulcers Mary Ann Forciea, MD Chapter 15 Depression Monica K. Crane, MD

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