ABC of Geriatric Medicine

ABC of Geriatric Medicine

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Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings. ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK. ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue - for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 220 x 274 x 5mm | 286g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1405169427
  • 9781405169424
  • 249,651

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ABC of Geriatric Medicine

About the ABC of Geriatric Medicine

Edited by Nicola Cooper, Consultant in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK, Kirsty Forrest, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Education, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK, and Graham Mulley, Professor of Elderly Medicine and President of the British Geriatrics Society, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings.

ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK.

ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue - for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

About the ABC series

The new ABC series has been thoroughly updated, offering a fresh look, layout and features throughout, helping you to access information and deliver the best patient care. The newly designed books remain an essential reference tool for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors and those in primary care, designed to address the concerns of general practitioners and provide effective study aids for doctors in training.

Now offering over 40 titles, this extensive series provides you with a quick and dependable reference on a range of topics in all the major specialities. Each book in the new series now offers links to further information and articles, and a new dedicated website provides you with even more support.

The ABC series is the essential and dependable source of up-to-date information for all practitioners and students in general practice.
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Table of contents

Contributors, vi Preface, vii Acknowledgements, viii 1 Introducing Geriatric Medicine, 1 Nicola Cooper & Graham Mulley 2 Prescribing in Older People, 5 Jon Cooper & Julia Howarth 3 Delirium, 11 John Holmes 4 Falls, 16 Nicola Cooper 5 Bone Health, 23 Katrina Topp 6 Syncope, 28 Raja Hussain 7 Transient Ischaemic Attack and Stroke, 34 Jon Cooper 8 Dementia, 39 John Wattis & Stephen Curran 9 Urinary Incontinence, 43 Eileen Burns & Anne Siddle 10 Peri-operative Problems, 48 Kirsty Forrest 11 Rehabilitation, 53 Lauren Ralston & John Young 12 Palliative Care, 59 Lucy Nicholson & Suzanne Kite 13 Discharge Planning, 64 Mamoun Elmamoun & Graham Mulley 14 Intermediate Care, 69 Nicola Turner & Catherine Tandy 15 Benefi ts and Social Services, 73 John Pearn & Rosemary Young Index, 77
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About Nicola Cooper

Nicola Cooper Consultant in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK Kirsty Forrest Consultant in Anaesthesia and Education, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK Graham Mulley Professor of Elderly Medicine and President of the British Geriatrics Society, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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