Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 2

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 2

by Lesley Bowker, James Price, Sarah Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199586098

ISBN-13: 9780199586097

Pub. Date: 10/01/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most

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In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Fully updated, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine includes all the information required to deliver effective geriatric care. Guidance is given on a range of key treatment areas, indicating where practice differs from that of younger adults or is ill informed by evidence, where dangers lurk for the inexperienced clinician, and on the many ethical and clinical dilemmas common in geriatric practice. This accessible handbook is essential reading for all junior doctors and specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, and for all medical and nursing staff who manage older people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199586097
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 4.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Ageing
2. Organizing geriatric services
3. Clinical assessment of older people
4. Rehabilitation
5. Falls and funnny turns
6. Drugs
7. Neurology
8. Stroke
9. Psychiatry
10. Cardiovascular medicine
11. Chest medicine
12. Gastroenterology
13. Renal medicine
14. Homeostasis
15. Endocrinology
16. Haematology
17. Musculoskeletal system
18. Pressure injuries
19. Genitourinary medicine
20. Incontinence
21. Ears
22. Eyes
23. Skin
24. Infection and immunity
25. Malignancy
26. Death and dying
27. Ethics
28. Finances

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