Elderly Medicine: A Training Guide

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Gurcharan Singh Rai, Graham P. Mulley
Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 511 pages
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is aimed at the entire training requirements of Specialist Registrars. It covers both the practice of medicine for the elderly and also generic skills required by all doctors at this stage in their training. The emphasis is on practical advice (backed up by evidence where available) on the common problems of the elderly. Chapters end with references, further reading and self-assessment material.

Incorporates implications of the National Service Framework for Older People.
Chapter on ethics much changed due to: new GMC Guidelines on consent, confidentiality and withholding treatment; new BMA/RCN Guidelines on "do not resuscitate" decisions.
New guidelines on stroke, hypertension and osteoporosis incorporated.
Major update to bibliography.
 

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Contents
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10 Driving assessment
75
Carers
82
General themes 1 12 Ethnic elders
88
Biological ageing its relevance to Eric White and C P Wilkinson
97
Clinical ageing 15 14 Falls and instability
109
Investigating older patients 19 15 Orthogeriatric care
124
Developing and planning services 23 16 Palliative care
135
Genitourinary
293
Ian Eardley and Mary Garthwaite 34 Urinary tract infections
303
Bone and locomotor system
313
Painful shoulder
321
Contractures
331
Cancer
337
Vision and hearing
360
Hearing disorders
368

Medical ethics and the law 47 18 Rehabilitation
167
Marcus Chesterfield and Gurcharan S Rai 19 Management of stroke
184
Prevention and health promotion 60 Peter Langhorne and Scott Ramsay
201
Overview of complexitycomorbidity 69 21 Therapeutics
210
Central nervous system
219
Syncope and dizziness
225
Gait disorders
235
Cardiovascular system
241
Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral
247
The management of atrial fibrillation in
253
Respiratory system
260
Respiratory rehabilitation
269
Faecal incontinence and constipation
287
Skin
375
Infection
386
Nutrition and feeding
401
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy PEG
408
Education
419
All you need to know about management
430
Preparing for a consultant post
436
Dealing with complaints
447
Keeping up to date
460
Professional issues
475
Answers to selfassessment questions 487
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