The Clinical Care of the Aged Person: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Hardcover | October 1, 1992

EditorDavid G. SatinbyBarbara A. Blakeney, Jennifer M. Bottomley

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As the population of aged people increases throughout the world, the need for comprehensive, integrated geriatric care is rapidly becoming a high priority. Developed from an education program in clinical geriatrics offered through the Division on Aging of the Harvard Medical School, thisauthoritative text provides broad, interdisciplinary coverage of geriatric health care. The book incorporates the theory and skill needed for many disciplines to work together effectively. It integrates the various topics covered by way of section introductions, cross-references within chapters, acase study and case conference, and an introductory chapter of discussions among a panel of aged people. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this book teaches an interdisciplinary perspective on the aged and their health care, and examines the working relationships among the manyprofessionals providing care for the aged.

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As the population of aged people increases throughout the world, the need for comprehensive, integrated geriatric care is rapidly becoming a high priority. Developed from an education program in clinical geriatrics offered through the Division on Aging of the Harvard Medical School, thisauthoritative text provides broad, interdisciplin...

David G. Satin, M.D., was educated at Princeton University and the Harvard Medical School. He had fellowship training in both Community Mental Health and Research Methods for Psychiatrists. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and a lecturer at the Boston University School of Medicin...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195052900

ISBN - 13:9780195052909

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Table of Contents

1. M. Eaton, et al: The Aged View Their Health CarePart I: Clinical Issues for the IndividualB.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction2. B.A. Blakeney and T.A. O'Malley: Physical Health Problems and Treatment of the Aged3. D.G. Satin: Emotional and Cognitive Issues in the Care of the Aged4. A.S. Papas: Oral Health and Treatment of the Aged5. J.M. Scavone: Drug Therapy in the Aged Patient6. J.T. Dwyer: Nutritional Concerns and Problems of the Aged7. J.M. Bottomley: Principles and Practice in Geriatric RehabilitationPart II: Interpersonal and Societal IssuesB.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction8. F.L. Portnoy: The Aged and their Families9. M.C. Howe: Work, Productivity, and Worth in Old Age10. D. Barnard: Ethical Issues at the End of Life11. T.F. O'Hare: Legal Issues in the Care of the Aged12. A.M. Jette: Disability Trends and Community Long-Term Health Care for the Aged13. G.S. Koocher and D.S. Piktialis: The Economics of the Health Care System: Financing Health Care for the Aged PersonPart III: Theoretical Issues of Interdisciplinary Education and PracticeB.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction14. D.G. Satin: The Interdisciplinary, Integrated Approach to Professional Practice with the Aged15. B.S. Siegel: Developing the Interdisciplinary Team16. L. Gurland: Attitudes, Values, and Ideologies as Influences on the Professional Education and Practice of those who Care for the AgedPart IV: The Interdisciplinary Care of Aged Persons -- An Integration of the IssuesB.A. Blakeney, et al: Introduction17. D. Barnard, et al: An Interdisciplinary Case ConferenceIndex

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"Really an impressive reference for any professional working with geriatric individuals....There are also excellent chapters on emotional and cognitive issues of the aged and the aging family....By the end the professionals accomplished a wide variety of tasks while demonstrating a solidaspect for one another and clearly placing the interests of the client above their own."--Kathryn Betts Adams, Clinical Gerontologist