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Elderly Care Medicine
     

Elderly Care Medicine

by Claire G. Nicholl, K. Jane Wilson
 

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Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients.

Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has been thoroughly revised to

Overview

Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients.

Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how disease presents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer.

New for this edition, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes also features:

  • More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid access and revision
  • Expansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribing
  • Discussion of emotional support, counselling and spirituality
  • Advice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-life care
  • Consideration of ethical and legal issues

A companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/elderlycaremed features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics.

Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of geriatrics, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating elderly people.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is an update of a U.K. book to help general practitioners focus on some of the high-value issues in treating complex elderly patients. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The book aims to encourage new clinicians to consider a career in caring for the elderly, providing them the basics.
Audience: While the intended audience is junior clinicians, there are many pearls and thought-provoking issues raised for all who have the opportunity to care for elderly patients in their practice.
Features: The book begins by looking at the worldwide demographics of how populations are aging, followed by how the National Health Service in the U.K. provides health and social care for the elderly. Subsequent chapters outline specific considerations in psychiatry, immobility, metabolic changes, and orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, and pulmonary diseases. One of the better chapters discusses palliative care — what it does and does not entail. An accompanying website has revision points, appendixes, and elderly considerations for specialty trainers.
Assessment: This is an enjoyable read for both new and experienced clinicians. It strives to find a reasonable balance between the aggressive treatment that younger patients demand with a more practical approach to the elderly who may not view treatment options in the same way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470654545
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Series:
Lecture Notes Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Claire G. Nicholl is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

K. Jane Wilson is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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