Author: Howard M. Fillit,Kenneth Rockwood,John B Young
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 3037The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.
Author: M.S. John Pathy,Alan J. Sinclair,John E. Morley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 3668The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition. Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available. Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates: More than 30 new chapters, including: Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down's Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women's health A truly global perspective, including new chapter on: Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients: Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people. Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams Teachers of Geriatric Medicine Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field. Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.
Category: Medical economics
View: 1762Monthly. References about events and develpments in the sociology and economics of medicine. Sources include scientific and medical journals as well as newspapers and popular magazines. Entries arranged under subjects in alphabetical order. Author index.
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Education, Policy, Practice, and Research
Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW,Linda Harootyan, MSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
View: 2971This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families. Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more. For Further Information on Dr. Berkman, Please Click Here!
An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author: John Bond (BA.)
Publisher: Sage Publications
Category: Social Science
View: 6826This comprehensive textbook introduces the reader to the main approaches to understanding ageing. The book is clearly written and well structured. Each chapter has been specially commissioned from a leading expert in the field. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from sociology, psychology and biology, the authors show how each perspective focuses on different aspects of ageing, makes particular assumptions, uses concepts in distinct ways, poses specific questions and arrives at different explanations of the ageing process. These various approaches are shown to be complementary and contribute to our understanding of the ageing process in different ways. This text will help students to develop a fuller understanding of the key features of ageing. The reader is encouraged to be critical of studies which view old age as a social problem and those which stress the negative quality of public attitudes to old age. By explaining issues of ageing within the perspective of the whole life span andtaking a multidisciplinary perspective, the authors present a more positive view of human ageing. Ageing in Society has been developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fill the need for an introductory text which draws together approaches from a range of disciplines and professions involved in the study of ageing. This essential text will be required reading for students and academics across the social sciences taking courses on ageing and the life course; and for those working in the health and caring professions, social work and psychiatiric medicine.