Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 2

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine / Edition 2

by Lesley Bowker, James Price, Sarah Smith
     
 

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
Sales rank:
725,047
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 4.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1Ageing1
2Organizing geriatric services15
3Clinical assessment of older people59
4Rehabilitation79
5Falls and funny turns115
6Drugs135
7Neurology163
8Stroke191
9Psychiatry219
10Cardiovascular medicine277
11Chest medicine327
12Gastroenterology373
13Renal medicine409
14Homeostasis431
15Endocrinology451
16Haematology487
17Musculoskeletal system509
18Pressure injuries545
19Genitourinary medicine551
20Incontinence573
21Ears589
22Eyes609
23Skin629
24Infection and immunity659
25Malignancy687
26Death and dying699
27Ethics715
28Finances737

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