Geriatric Palliative Care

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OUP USA, 2014 - Medical - 606 pages
The growing geriatric population in the United States has created an increasing need for palliative medicine services across the range of medical and surgical specialties. Yet, palliative medicine lacks the resources to carry such a workload itself. Geriatric Palliative Care addresses this need by encouraging individual specialties to "own" the management of elderly with the same vigor as they "own" other key management competencies within their specialty. This clinically focused and highly practical handbook, which compliments the more comprehensive text Geriatric Palliative Care by Sean Morrison and Diane Meier (Oxford University Press, 2003), encourages this process of learning and ownership across many medical specialties. Designed to be readable and easily accessible to a range of health care providers, Geriatric Palliative Care outlines specific strategies for caring for specific palliative care issues common in elderly patients. The handbook also provides evidence based advice for helping patients, relatives, and staff cope with such issues as polypharmacy, dementia and consent, multiple pathologies, home care, elderly caregivers, and supporting the elderly in the place where they would like to be.

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SECTION II Special Issues in Geriatric Palliative Care
Section III Caregivers
SECTION 4 Symptoms
SECTION v Diseases and Syndromes
Section vi The Interdisciplinary Team

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Emily Chai, M.D., is Assistant Professor, 0f Geriatrics and Adult Development and Assistant Professor of Medicine/Clinical Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. Diane Meier, M.D., is Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Professor of Medicine at Mount SinaiSchool of Medicine, New York, USA. Jane Morris, R.N., is Teaching Assistant and Registered Nurse of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. Suzanne Goldhirsch is Research Program Coordinator in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai School ofMedicine, New York, USA.

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