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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Babette S. Sanders, MS, PT (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This textbook covers a wide variety of topics related to the management of the geriatric patient, from normal physiology to specialized, patient specific issues.
Purpose: This book is designed as a comprehensive guide for the management of the older adult. It considers the variety of needs this patient population has.
Audience: The stated target audience for this book is entry-level physical therapy students and new practitioners. It may also be useful to practitioners returning to the field, especially in the area of geriatrics. The many credible contributors have met their challenge to develop a text appropriate for this level.
Features: This text is black-and-white only, but the illustrations, tables, and photographs are of high quality and reinforce important issues. References vary by chapter but are generally abundant and current.
Assessment: This comprehensive guide to the management of the older adult highlights many critical issues necessary to understand this patient population. It should serve as a useful resource to students and practitioners.