Case-based Geriatrics: A Global Approach

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 31, 2010 - Medical - 656 pages
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A full-color case-based guide to the principles and clinical aspects of geriatric care

Case-Based Geriatrics utilizes a case-and-evidence-based approach to help you understand the key principles and clinical points of geriatric medicine and healthcare. Written to reflect the field’s growing trend toward interdisciplinary collaboration, the book is of value not only to physicians, but to the entire health team involved in the care of the elderly.

This unique text is constructed around case presentations, which are used as the primary teaching tool. These cases reflect issues and principles of geriatrics that are encountered and practiced worldwide. You will learn how cultural characteristics of both patients and providers have added new layers of complications to this already challenging field – and how they can be recognized and overcome. Each case is directly linked to the learning objectives found in each chapter. Review questions appear at the beginning and end of each chapter to test your understanding.

Case-Based Geriatrics is divided into three sections:

  • Issues in Aging -- features foundational chapters covering essential topics such as biology of aging, worldwide demographics, the geriatric physical exam, sensory changes in aging, and approaches to laboratory testing and imaging in aging
  • Inter-professional Geriatrics -- provides an overview of multi-professional team care and covers important topics such as pre -and-post operative care, discharge planning and transitional care, end-of-life care, home care, and long-term care
  • Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues -- covers common disorders such as delirium, dementia, depression, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis, and more

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Contents

Interprofessional Geriatrics
255
Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues
401
Index
617
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Victor Hirth, MD, MHA, AGSF
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Director, Geriatric Services
Palmetto Health Richland
Columbia, SC
Darryl Wieland, PhD, MPH, AGSF
Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Research Director, Division of Geriatric Services
Palmetto Health Richland
Columbia, SC
Maureen Dever-Bumba, FNP, DrPh (c)
Associate Director, Geriatric Education
Associate Director, Palmetto State
Geriatric Education Center
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

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