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

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

by Steve Iliffe, Linda Patterson, Mairi Gould
     
 

This practical guide addresses the health-care needs of older people, within the wide contexts that affect so significantly their physical well-being. Advocating a multidisciplinary approach to care of older people, this work addresses the need for, and practicalities of, a team-based approach to their care. Changes in primary and secondary health-care policy are… See more details below

Overview

This practical guide addresses the health-care needs of older people, within the wide contexts that affect so significantly their physical well-being. Advocating a multidisciplinary approach to care of older people, this work addresses the need for, and practicalities of, a team-based approach to their care. Changes in primary and secondary health-care policy are discussed, and account rationing and delivery of care implications are taken into account. The authors, three respected primary-care physicians, use case studies to illustrate the typical and not-so-typical challenges in caring for older people. A range of practical solutions are discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727911926
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Series:
Management in General Practice Series
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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