Essential Facts in Geriatric Medicine

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - Medical - 213 pages
Healthcare of Young People provides essential practical and useful information to help meet the health needs of adolescents and ties in with the government's teenage pregnancy strategy and initiatives from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing. It covers all the relevant topics including an outline of the major health problems that young people suffer how to manage the common illnesses of adolescence getting it right for teenagers in your practice the role of the primary care nurse and essential issues regarding confidentiality consent and refusal. This book ensures that all members of the practice team can be adequately trained to understand the health needs of adolescents with an emphasis on how to make the practice a friendlier place for them. It contains resources that can be photocopied or used as templates and also includes useful statistics case studies and examples of protocols and guidelines. It is an essential manual for general practitioners nurses practice managers receptionists and all members of the primary healthcare team.
 

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Contents

Demography of the ageing population of the United Kingdom
2
Social processes in ageing
7
Clinical aspects of old age
11
Ageassociated physiological changes
12
Prevention of disease and disability
22
Specific features of disease presentation
27
Pharmacology and therapeutics
32
Principles of rehabilitation
37
Hearing impairmenttinnitus
129
Visual impairment
133
Hypertension
136
Heart failure
142
Atrial fibrillation
149
Stroke
153
Parkinsons disease
161
Bowel and bladder management
165

Domiciliary care for disabled older people
46
Legal aspects
54
Ethical issues
66
Palliative care
77
Clinical problems encountered in old age
88
Falls
89
Osteoporosis
96
Mental health problems
104
Pressure sores
121
Leg ulcers
124
Hypothermia
126
Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
177
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
179
Communityacquired pneumonia
182
Diabetes mellitus
184
Administrative aspects of services
190
Health and social services
191
Income maintenance
197
Audit principles
203
Index
205
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