Health Care For Older People: Practitioner Perspectives in a Changing Society / Edition 1

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Overview

This timely book addresses the health care needs of the fastest growing sector of the community. Written by three highly respected primary care physicians, it tackles the typical, and not so typical challenges in caring for older people through the use of case studies, and discusses a range of practical solutions

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"a thought provoking book which, although intended for primary care, will also be of value to those working in hospital" - Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: This book was written to assist all health professionals in dealing with the challenge in caring for older people — a challenge resulting from the inherently complex health problems which are inseparable form social relationships and circumstances.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is "to provide a guide for best practices and policies for the health care of older people."
Audience: The audience targeted by the authors includes, "clinical workers of all disciplines who work with older people," and health administrators and health policymakers.
Features: Seven chapters, an introduction, and an index comprise this book, covering the topics aging, illness, and disability; family and other informal caregivers; community social services; community health services; screening in general practice; hospital-community interface; and the future.
Assessment: This book is a disappointment. First, because of the brevity of each chapter, there is little detail and, as a result, the generalities with which topics are presented make the content superficial. Second, best practices is meant to convey the notion that the recommended practices are evidence or research based, when in fact very little research is cited in the references to each chapter. Third, the issues, solutions, and policies are exclusively British, and there has been no attempt to make them relevant to the U.S. healthcare system. Last, the content would appear relevant to all individuals, not just older people. For example, in the chapter about the hospital-community interface, providing high quality services for the elderly means they "are accessible, provide a spectrum of care, have a high quality staff, work with a multidisciplinary way, and are responsive." These are requisite qualities of care for all individuals!
Marquis D. Foreman
This book was written to assist all health professionals in dealing with the challenge in caring for older people -- a challenge resulting from the inherently complex health problems which are inseparable form social relationships and circumstances. The purpose, according to the authors, is ""to provide a guide for best practices and policies for the health care of older people."" The audience targeted by the authors includes, ""clinical workers of all disciplines who work with older people,"" and health administrators and health policymakers. Seven chapters, an introduction, and an index comprise this book, covering the topics aging, illness, and disability; family and other informal caregivers; community social services; community health services; screening in general practice; hospital-community interface; and the future. This book is a disappointment. First, because of the brevity of each chapter, there is little detail and, as a result, the generalities with which topics are presented make the content superficial. Second, best practices is meant to convey the notion that the recommended practices are evidence or research based, when in fact very little research is cited in the references to each chapter. Third, the issues, solutions, and policies are exclusively British, and there has been no attempt to make them relevant to the U.S. healthcare system. Last, the content would appear relevant to all individuals, not just older people. For example, in the chapter about the hospital-community interface, providing high quality services for the elderly means they ""are accessible, provide a spectrum of care, have a high quality staff, work with a multidisciplinary way, and areresponsive."" These are requisite qualities of care for all individuals!

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727911926
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/12/1998
  • Series: Management in General Practice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Ageing, illness and disability - a rising tide?; family and other informal carers; community social services; community health services; screening in general practice; hospital-community interface; what next?.
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