Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Paperback | August 24, 2012

byLesley Bowker, James Price, Sarah Smith

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In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that haslimited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Fully updated, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine includes all the information required to deliver effective geriatric care. Guidance is given on a range of key treatment areas, indicating where practice differs from that of younger adults or is ill informed by evidence, where dangers lurk for the inexperienced clinician, and on the many ethical and clinical dilemmas common in geriatric practice. This accessible handbookis essential reading for all junior doctors and specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, and for all medical and nursing staff who manage older people.

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In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that haslimited evidence, yet makes up a substantial pr...

Dr Lesley Bowker qualified in 1990 from Southampton, completing further training in Wessex (SHO and registrar jobs) and Oxford (senior registrar) followed by a year in Perth, Australia as a senior lecturer. She was a 'career geriatrician' from early days and developed a research interest in practical clinical ethics especially relatin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:730 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199586098

ISBN - 13:9780199586097

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Table of Contents

1. Ageing2. Organizing geriatric services3. Clinical assessment of older people4. Rehabilitation5. Falls and funnny turns6. Drugs7. Neurology8. Stroke9. Psychiatry10. Cardiovascular medicine11. Chest medicine12. Gastroenterology13. Renal medicine14. Homeostasis15. Endocrinology16. Haematology17. Musculoskeletal system18. Pressure injuries19. Genitourinary medicine20. Incontinence21. Ears22. Eyes23. Skin24. Infection and immunity25. Malignancy26. Death and dying27. Ethics28. Finances