Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics: Sixth Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education, 2009 - Medical - 576 pages

The most RENOWNED AND TRUSTED INTRODUCTORY GUIDE to core topics in geriatric medicine and health care

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

"This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes. Not a single major concept is omitted. With some 400-plus pleasant pages, this can easily be read on a rotation in geriatric medicine. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it, and copies of this brilliant book would appear under the pillow of every hospitalist in the land. See if it doesn't resonate with you as well."--Doody's

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics delivers a broad, well-written overview of all the important issues in geriatrics along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in older patients.


  • A strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services
  • Time-saving tables that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
  • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
  • An appendix of internet resources on geriatrics
  • NEW! Evidence-Based Summary section added to selected chapters
  • NEW! The addition of a Nurse Practitioner to the author team for the widest perspective possible
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    Demography Epidemiology
    Nursing Home Use
    Physical Examination

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    About the author (2009)

    Robert L. Kane, MD
    Professor and Minnesota Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging
    School of Public Health
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN

    Joseph G. Ouslander, MD
    Director, Institute for Qualty Aging
    Boca Raton Community Hospital
    Professor of Medicine (Voluntary)
    Assistant Dean for Geriatric Education
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) at Florida Atlantic University
    Associate Director, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
    Department of Medicine, UMMSM
    Miami, FL
    Professor (Courtesy)
    Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
    Florida Atlantic University

    Itmar B. Abrass, MD
    William E. Colson Chair in Gerontology
    Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
    University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
    Seattle, WA

    Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Sonya Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology
    Baltimore, MD

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