Primary Care for Older People / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Oxford University Press (UK)
Primary Care for Older People is a contemporary reference work on health problems in later life written exclusively by primary care professionals for primary care professionals that: 1.Integrate nursing and medical perspectives on clinical practice and service organization 2. Understands that well-intentioned changes in practice and service provision can have harmful effects on patients, professionals and the health care service 3. Is still able to offer positive guidance to individual practitioners, practices and Primary Care Groups, anout best practive and innovative multi-disciplinary care for an ageing population. It is aimed at doctors, nurses, health visitors and social workers who are trying to combine care of individuals with an understanding of the needs of whole communities. Its themes are relevant to teachers in different professional disciplines, to members of Primary Care Group and Trust Board, to planners and managers of primary care services, as well as to practitioners. The authors bring to this book their experience in general practice and community nursing, their expertise in service development and management, and their awareness of primary care research.
Table of Contents
2. The 75 and over screening programme and the community care act: one step forwards, two steps back?
3. A new direction?
4. Establishing the infrastructure for quality health care
5. Vision and hearing problems in later life
6. Cardiovascular disease and stroke
7. Promoting Continence with older adults
8. Depression, anxiety and dementia
9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
10. Developing primary care services for older people
11. Changing primary care for older people