Geriatric Problems in General Practice
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Medical - 236 pages
In this second edition, many new chapters have been added to address the evolving health care concerns of elderly persons. These chapters examine the objectives of geriatric medicine and its ethical dilemmas; the aging mind and its effects on family members and physicians; and the organization of effective geriatric health care services. The book continues to provide a comprehensive reference for all those who see, treat and support the elderly in their home.
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