Managing older people in primary care: A practical guide

Paperback | September 7, 2009

EditorMargot Gosney, Tess Harris

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Older people have complex and unique primary care needs. The frequent occurrence of co-morbidities, polypharmacy, psychological, and social and functional impairments can impact on the way problems present. This reduced evidence-base makes the diagnosis and treatment challenging for theprimary care physician. The provision of healthcare is becoming more community-based and national service frameworks have highlighted the special healthcare needs of the elderly. This means that treating older patients will continue to be, and increasingly become a large proportion of the daily workof the general practitioner.Packed full of practical and down to earth advice for clinicians specialising in the care of older people, this book examines real problems that present on a day-to-day basis in the primary care environment. It provides GPs with specific advice and guidance to help them in the management of theoften complex conditions that present in older people. Written by practising clinicians who are experts in the field, this book covers a diverse range of subjects from stroke medicine to incontinence to the role of the voluntary sector plays in the care of older people. It includes clinical casescenarios throughout and colour photographs in chapters on areas such as ophthalmology and dermatology enable readers to effortlessly understand the points being made.Easy to read and with most chapters authored by a specialist in geriatrics and a general practitioner, this book provides GPs, community and practice nurses, and those specialising in the care of elderly patients with an indispensable resource they can use to find practical tips and advice fromspecialists in the field, differential diagnosis, the existing evidence-base and guidelines on treatment.

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Older people have complex and unique primary care needs. The frequent occurrence of co-morbidities, polypharmacy, psychological, and social and functional impairments can impact on the way problems present. This reduced evidence-base makes the diagnosis and treatment challenging for theprimary care physician. The provision of healthcar...

Margot Gosney qualified in 1983 at the University of Liverpool. She went on to do her postgraduate training and MD in the North West of England. In 1994 she was appointed as senior lecturer in the academic department of Geriatric Medicine and subsequently to the chair of Elderly Care Medicine at the University of Reading in 2003. S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:September 7, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Tess Harris: Introduction2. Christina Victor: Ageing3. Shaun T. O'Keeffe: Clinical assessment of the older patient4. Vincent Riley, Tony Avery and Stephen Jackson: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the elderly patient5. Stephanie Houlder, Tom Fahey, Khalid Ali and C. Rajkumar: Managing cardiovascular disease in older people in primary care6. Janice O'Connell and Michael Norton: Stroke and transient ischaemic attack7. John Hindle and Catherine Hindle: Neurological problems8. Stephen Allen and Patrick White: Respiratory problems9. Willie Hamilton and Keith Bodger: Gastroenterology10. Simon Croxson: Endocrine problems in older people11. David Allsup and Michael Small: Common haematological conditions in the elderly12. David Scott and Nada Hassan: Locomotor problems in older people13. Finbarr Martin and Denise Kendrick: Primary care management of falls and osteoporosis in older people14. Simon de Lusignan and John Feehally: Kidney problems in older people15. Shaun R. Jackson and Andrew C. Swift: Ear, nose and throat16. Mark Batterbury: Ophthalmic problems in older people17. Maggie Kirkup and Diana Bloss: Dermatology18. Keith Harding, Joseph Grey and Julie Stevens: Pressure ulceration and leg ulcers19. Brenda Roe and Asangaedem Akpan: Incontinence20. Chris Blick and Peter Malone: Urology21. Rajesh Varma: Gynaecological problems in older women22. David Anderson and Jim George: Psychiatry23. David Oliver: Key ethical and legal issues in primary care for older people24. Margot Gosney: Vulnerable adults25. Louise Robinson and Alexa Clarke: Palliative care26. Clive Bowman and Emma Bowman: Care home medicine27. Chris Turnbull and Steve Iliffe: Rehabilitation and physical activity28. Paddy Goslyn and Garry Briggs: Social services, community care and benefits29. Heather Mercer: The voluntary sector