Elderly Medicine: A Training Guide
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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10 Driving assessment
General themes 1 12 Ethnic elders
Biological ageing its relevance to Eric White and C P Wilkinson
Clinical ageing 15 14 Falls and instability
Investigating older patients 19 15 Orthogeriatric care
Developing and planning services 23 16 Palliative care
Ian Eardley and Mary Garthwaite 34 Urinary tract infections
Bone and locomotor system
Vision and hearing
Medical ethics and the law 47 18 Rehabilitation
Marcus Chesterﬁeld and Gurcharan S Rai 19 Management of stroke
Prevention and health promotion 60 Peter Langhorne and Scott Ramsay
Overview of complexitycomorbidity 69 21 Therapeutics
Central nervous system
Syncope and dizziness
Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral
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Faecal incontinence and constipation
Nutrition and feeding
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy PEG
All you need to know about management
Preparing for a consultant post
Dealing with complaints
Keeping up to date
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