Overview

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians with an approach to topics central to the care of the older patient.   These include the diagnosis and management of ‘the geriatric giants’ (delirium, dementia, urinary incontinence and falls), pressure ulcers, elder abuse and end of life care. This new book in the Evidence-Based series includes specific age-related conditions while providing a holistic approach to the older patient. Geriatric Medicine specialists with expertise in ...

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Overview

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians with an approach to topics central to the care of the older patient.   These include the diagnosis and management of ‘the geriatric giants’ (delirium, dementia, urinary incontinence and falls), pressure ulcers, elder abuse and end of life care. This new book in the Evidence-Based series includes specific age-related conditions while providing a holistic approach to the older patient. Geriatric Medicine specialists with expertise in both their specific topics as well as in evidence-based medicine present the best-available evidence in a concise, easy-to-use, question-and-answer based format.  Each chapter includes common questions that are asked by clinicians, and the answers focus on a systematic review of the evidence and conclude with a bottom line for clinical practice.

 

  • A unique guide to the optimum care of older patients
  • Focuses on the best available evidence
  • Uses rigorous and transparent methods for seeking and appraising the evidence
  • Provides the evidence in a clinically useful format

This book is an invaluable resource for trainees and clinicians from various disciplines, worldwide. It addresses an issue of global importance – building the capacity to care for older persons.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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“This is a good book for lay caregivers and support personnel training to provide care, as it includes many options for consideration.” (Doody’s, 10 August 2012)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Part of the Evidence-Based Medicine series, this book explores the medical, nursing, and social aspects of caring for geriatric patients.
Purpose: It seeks to review the evidence in caring for the geriatric population around the world.
Audience: The audience is the wide range of clinicians, support personnel, and caregivers who wish to further the ideals of caring for the elderly. The contributors are clinicians in Canada and, understandably, the tendency is to discuss the Canadian population.
Features: The book starts by outlining the underlying problems of function and frailty in the elderly, then discusses computer-based clinical decision support systems, simplifying medicines, addressing some common physical complaints, and addressing confusion and cognitive decline. Although there are many references, the drawback is that they are not evaluated for their outcomes. This book is available as a full-text online version mirroring the print version through the Wiley-Blackwell website.
Assessment: This is a good book for lay caregivers and support personnel training to provide care, as it includes many options for consideration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118281819
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Series: Evidence-Based Medicine , #81
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received her medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, before completing a research fellowship in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement at the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests include systematic reviews, knowledge translation, clinical decision support and improving care provided to older patients. She is the University of Calgary Geriatric Medicine Training Program Director and the Department of Medicine QI Lead.

Madhuri Reddy MD MSc is an Internist and Geriatric Medicine specialist. She is currently Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She has published several original research papers, been editor or on the editorial board of several publications, has written book chapters for clinicians, as well as a book for patients and their caregivers on the care of chronic wounds (Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin). Dr Reddy completed her Geriatric Medicine training at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors, vi

Foreword, ix
Sharon Straus

1 Function and frailty: the cornerstones of geriatric assessment, 1
Paige K. Moorhouse & Kenneth Rockwood

2 Computer-based clinical decision support systems in the care of older patients, 13
Marina Martin & Mary K. Goldstein

3 Simplifying the pillbox: drugs and aging, 25
Sudeep S. Gill & Dallas P. Seitz

4 Breathing easier: respiratory disease in the older adult, 43
Salahaddin Mahmudi-Azer

5 Breathing easier: an approach to heart failure in a patient with an aging heart, 58
Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Madhuri Reddy, & Anita Asgar

6 Clarifying confusion: prevention and managing delirium, 65
Ranjani Aiyar & Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc

7 Preserving the memories: managing dementia, 73
Dallas P. Seitz, Philip E. Lee, Sudeep S. Gill, & Paula A. Rochon

8 Enjoying the golden years: diagnosing and treating depression, 94
Jane Pearce & Stuart Carney

9 A balancing act: preventing and treating falls, 105
Emily Kwan & Sharon Straus

10 Keeping dry: managing urinary incontinence, 124
Cara Tannenbaum

11 Keeping things moving: preventing and managing constipation, 140
Dov Gandell & Shabbir M.H. Alibhai

12 Preventing and treating pressure ulcers, 155
Madhuri Reddy, Sudeep S. Gill, Sunila R. Kalkar, Wei Wu, & Paula A. Rochon

13 Elder Abuse, 166
Erik J. Lindbloom, Landon D. Hough, & Karli R.E. Urban

14 A good death: appropriate end-of-life care, 175
Cari Levy & Jean S. Kutner

Index, 187

Evidence-Based Medicine Series

The Evidence-Based Medicine Series has a website at: www.evidencebasedseries.com

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