|Cooper, Nicola / Forrest, Kirsty / Mulley, Graham (eds.)|
ABC of Geriatric Medicine
1. Edition January 2009
2009. 88 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-6942-4 - John Wiley & Sons
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Demographic trends confirm what physicians already know -- they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older patients. ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings. Each chapter gives an overview of a key topic in geriatric medicine, written by experts in that area. ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, offering links to further information and resources. This new ABC is an essential guide for hospital and family doctors, students, and all members of the patient care team who deal with older patients.
From the contents
1. Introducing geriatric medicine.
2. Prescribing in older people.
5. Bone health.
7. Transient ischaemic attack and stroke.
9. Urinary incontinence.
10. Perioperative problems.
12. Palliative care.
13. Discharge planning.
14. Intermediate care.
15. Benefits and social services.