Health Management for Older Adults Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach

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The health care of a growing older adult population is a crucial issue, and one of increasing concern and cost. This text explores the health system's effect on health care and professional practice on societal, institutional, and health team levels. It also clarifies models of disciplinary collaboration, and the contributions of the interdisciplinary model. It relates clinical and non-clinical disciplines and facilitates change toward a more synergistic and effective health system. This book addresses its key issues in two ways: First, it explores the present health care system and how it shapes the health care that older adults receive and the practices of their health professionals. Second, it explores five models of collaboration among health disciplines and how they differ in terms of mutual understanding, extent of collaboration, overlap and flexibility of roles, and openness to incorporating knowledge and skills from one another. This text aims to help health professionals, policy makers, and citizens understand the health system, how it shapes the health care they receive and can provide, and how to improve it. It also introduces clinicians and non-clinicians to one another's responsibilities and functions so that they can develop a more synergistic and harmonious health system.
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"The book's unique and salutary philosophy is to consider together the different agendas of disciplines devoted to health care of elderly persons....One of the strengths of the text is the numerous case studies throughout that put a human face on the elderly. This is important in bringing to life the study of geriatrics....The book's relevance to the practitioner lies in its contribution to the health care reform debate....The projected insolvency of Medicare in 2017 and the frantic efforts for a solution has put all physicians in a frame of mind to consider any and every approach. Health Management for Older Adults takes a look at the whole picture and expands thinking on those possibilities."--JAMA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195335712
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Health Management for Older Adults and Disciplinary Working Relationships Terry R. Bard Bard, Terry R. Nancy A. Lowenstein Lowenstein, Nancy A. David G. Satin Satin, David G. 3

2 The Reality of Being an Older Adult and Getting Health Care Jeanette Burack Burack, Jeanette Janet Cote Cote, Janet Kay McGuire McGuire, Kay Joanne Prince Prince, Joanne Renee Summers Summers, Renee Albert Taylor Taylor, Albert Charlotte Yacker Yacker, Charlotte 18

3 The Older Adult Care, Training, Research, and Planning Program David G. Satin Satin, David G. 35

4 The Structure and Financing of the Health-Care System: Reality and Consequences Laurence G. Branch Branch, Laurence G. Kathryn H. Petrossi Petrossi, Kathryn H. 38

5 Elder Autonomy and Consumer-Directed Care Mark Sciegaj Sciegaj, Mark 67

6 Prevention Sarita Bhalotra Bhalotra, Sarita John Orwat Orwat, John 79

7 Justice in Community Care John A. Capitman Capitman, John A. 106

8 Health Law for Older Adults Ellen A. Bruce Bruce, Ellen A. 130

9 Acute Care: Access to Health Care Martin P. Solomon Solomon, Martin P. David G. Satin Satin, David G. 149

10 Long-Term Care Len Fishman Fishman, Len David G. Satin Satin, David G. 163

11 Community-Based Care for the Elderly Seymour J. Friedland Friedland, Seymour J. 189

12 Models of Disciplinary Practice Clare E. Safran-Norton Safran-Norton, Clare E. Susan Neary Neary, Susan 207

13 Knowing the Individual Disciplines and Introduction to Team Development, Function, and Maintenance Jennifer L. Kirwin Kirwin, Jennifer L. Teresa T. Fung Fung, Teresa T. Myrna D. Bocage Bocage, Myrna D. Nancy A. Lowenstein Lowenstein, Nancy A. Susan Neary Neary, Susan Clare E. Safran-NortonSafran-Norton, Clare E. David G. Satin Satin, David G. Ann Stahlheber Stahlheber, Ann 223

14 Functioning Interdisciplinary Teams

A The Mt. Auburn Hospital Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center Linda Y. Buchwald Buchwald, Linda Y. Nancy A. Lowenstein Lowenstein, Nancy A. Kathleen Leahy Leahy, Kathleen Donald Meyer Meyer, Donald Steven Moskowitz Moskowitz, Steven Susan Nutile Nutile, Susan Ann Pisani Pisani, Ann 240

B Sawtelle Hospice House David G. Satin Satin, David G. Jane Duggan Duggan, Jane Terry Fallon Fallon, Terry Joan Key Key, Joan Pat Kumph Kumph, Pat Deborah Moore Moore, Deborah Sue Berger Berger, Sue 258

15 Policy Making and Policy Changing Theodore Chelmow Chelmow, Theodore 272

16 An Interdisciplinary Case Conference Terry R. Bard Bard, Terry R. Santa Bhalotra Bhalotra, Santa Myrna D. Bocage Bocage, Myrna D. Laurence C. Branch Branch, Laurence C. Ellen A. Bruce Bruce, Ellen A. John A. Capitman Capitman, John A. Teresa T. Fung Fung, Teresa T. Jennifer L. Kirwin Kirwin, Jennifer L. Nancy A. Lowenstein Lowenstein, Nancy A. Ralph Ranald Ranald, Ralph Clare E. Safran-Norton Safran-Norton, Clare E. David G. Satin Satin, David G. Mark Sciegaj Sciegaj, Mark 301

17 Interdisciplinary Health Management for Older Adults: Professional Education and Practice Kimberly Armstrong Armstrong, Kimberly Terry R. Bard Bard, Terry R. Kathleen Boyle Boyle, Kathleen Shannon Broverman Broverman, Shannon Peggy Brown Brown, Peggy Jeanette Burack Burack, Jeanette Joan R. Drevins Drevins, Joan R. Peter Maramaldi Maramaldi, Peter Jennifer Pritchard Pritchard, Jennifer Erica Raine Raine, Erica Julie Salinger Salinger, Julie David G. Satin Satin, David G. Kimberly Sander Sander, Kimberly Melanie Vaughn Vaughn, Melanie 318

Index 339

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