Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging / Edition 6

Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging / Edition 6

by Christine Arenson, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Kenneth Brummel-Smith, James G. O'Brien, Mary H. Palmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521869293

ISBN-13: 9780521869294

Pub. Date: 02/09/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The sixth edition of Reichel’s Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging remains the pioneering text for the practicing physician confronted with the unique problems of an increasingly elderly population. Dr. William Reichel’s formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all levels of geriatric care, from medical students to

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The sixth edition of Reichel’s Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging remains the pioneering text for the practicing physician confronted with the unique problems of an increasingly elderly population. Dr. William Reichel’s formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all levels of geriatric care, from medical students to geriatric specialists.

This book emphasizes clinical management and addressed problems from the simple to the highly complex. The renowned editors have revised every chapter and have included the most recent advances in elderly care. New chapters include hormonal therapy in post-menopausal women, drug therapy for Alzheimer’s sufferers, alternative medicine, the chronic understaffing of nursing homes, management of delirium, and ethical issues. Comprehensive and written for any clinicians caring for older patients (including family physicians, general internists, nurse practitioners, geriatricians, and other specialists), this esteemed text provides practical and trusted advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521869294
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
1,151,847
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Essential principles in the care of the elderly; 2. Practical geriatric assessment; 3. Prevention for older adults; 4. Common complaints in the elderly; 5. Appropriate use of medications in the elderly; 6. Nutrition and aging; 7. Exercise for older patients; 8. Diabetes mellitus, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome in the elderly patient; 9. Lipid abnormalities in older people; 10. Hypertension in the elderly; 11. Diagnosis and management of heart disease in the elderly; 12. Peripheral vascular disease in the elderly; 13. Stroke in the older adult; 14. Neurologic problems in the elderly; 15. Recognition and management of delirium; 16. Evaluation and management of dementia; 17. Clinical geropsychiatry, including chronic mental illness; 18. Alcohol and other drug abuse in older patients; 19. Aging in adults with developmental disabilities; 20. Pulmonary problems in the elderly; 21. Gastroenterologic disease in the aged; 22. Infections of the elderly; 23. HIV infection in older people; 24. Principles of fluid and electrolyte balance and renal disorders in the older patient; 25. Urologic problems of the elderly; 26. Urinary incontinence; 27. Geriatric gynecology; 28. The endocrinology of the aging; 29. Osteoporosis and other metabolic disorders of the skeleton in aging; 30. Musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly; 31. Musculoskeletal injuries in the elderly; 32. Foot health for the elderly; 33. Geriatric dermatology; 34. Pressure ulcers: practical considerations in prevention and management; 35. Anemia and other hematologic problems of the elderly; 36. Cancer in elderly patients; 37. Eye problems of the aged; 38. Geriatric ear, nose, and throat problems; 39. Geriatric dentistry; 40. Surgical principles in the aged; 41. Rehabilitation of the older person; 42. Community-based long-term care; 43. Institutional long-term care; 44. Care near the end of life: palliative care and hospice; 45. Evaluation of capacity; 46. Accidents in the elderly; 47. Mistreatment of older adults; 48. Driving and the older adult 49. Complementary or alternative medicine in the care of the elderly 50. Optimal aging: strategies for healthy aging; 51. Cell biology and the physiology of aging; 52. Implications of population aging for geriatric health; 53. Ethnic diversity in aging; 54. Retirement; 55. Sexuality Lisa Granville and; 56. The elderly, their families, and their caregivers; 57. Preventing errors in the care of the elderly; 58. Health care organization and planning; 59. Advance care planning; 60. Ethical issues in the care of the elderly, with case studies.

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