Health Management for Older Adults: Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach
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The health care of a growing older adult population is a crucial issue, and one of increasing concern and cost. This text explores the health system's effect on health care and professional practice on societal, institutional, and health team levels. It also clarifies models of disciplinary collaboration, and the contributions of the interdisciplinary model. It relates clinical and non-clinical disciplines and facilitates change toward a more synergistic and effective health system. This book addresses its key issues in two ways: First, it explores the present health care system and how it shapes the health care that older adults receive and the practices of their health professionals. Second, it explores five models of collaboration among health disciplines and how they differ in terms of mutual understanding, extent of collaboration, overlap and flexibility of roles, and openness to incorporating knowledge and skills from one another. This text aims to help health professionals, policy makers, and citizens understand the health system, how it shapes the health care they receive and can provide, and how to improve it. It also introduces clinicians and non-clinicians to one another's responsibilities and functions so that they can develop a more synergistic and harmonious health system.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures and tables
  • 0195335716
  • 9780195335712

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"The book's unique and salutary philosophy is to consider together the different agendas of disciplines devoted to health care of elderly persons....One of the strengths of the text is the numerous case studies throughout that put a human face on the elderly. This is important in bringing to life the study of geriatrics....The book's relevance to the practitioner lies in its contribution to the health care reform debate....The projected insolvency of Medicare in 2017 and the frantic efforts for a solution has put all physicians in a frame of mind to consider any and every approach. Health Management for Older Adults takes a look at the whole picture and expands thinking on those possibilities."--JAMAshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Disciplinary Working Relationships, Health Managements for Older Adults, Terry R. Bard, D.D., Ph.D; Nancy A. Lowenstein, MSOT, MA, OTR/L, BCN; David G. Satin, M.D. ; 2. The Reality of Being an Older Adult and Getting Health Care, Jeanette Burack, Janet Cote, Kay McGuire, Joanne Prince, Renee Summers, Albert Taylor, Charlotte Yacker ; 3. Case Study ; 4. The Structure and Financing of the Health Care System: Reality and Consequences, Laurence G. Branch, Ph.D; Kathryn H. Petrossi, Ph.D. ; 5. Elder Autonomy and Consumer-Directed Care, Mark Sciegaj, Ph.D., MPH ; 6. Primary Prevention, Sarita Bhalotra, M.D., Ph.D. ; 7. Home Care and Health Care Justice, John A. Capitman, Ph.D. ; 8. Health Law for Older Adults, Ellen Bruce, J.D. ; 9. Acute Care, Martin P. Solomon, M.D., edited by David G. Satin, M.D. ; 10. Long-Term Care, Len Fishman and David G. Satin, M.D. ; 11. Community Care, Seymour Friedland, Ph.D. ; 12. Undisciplinary vs. Interdisciplinary Models, Susan Neary, Ph.D., RN, C.S; Clare E. Safran-Norton, Ph.D.(c), M.S., PT, OCS ; 13. Knowing the Health Care Disciplines, Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., RD; Jennifer L. Kirwin, Pharm. D., BCPS ; 14. Functioning Interdisciplinary Team ; A. Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Center, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Linda Buchwald, M.D; Nancy A. Lowentein, MSOT, MA, OTR/L, BCN ; B. Sawtelle Hospice House ; 15. Policy Making and Policy Changing, Theodore Chelmow, M.Ed, M.A., LMHC ; 16. An Interdisciplinary Case Conference, Terry R. Bard. D.D., Ph.D; Sarita Bhalotra, M.D., Ph.D; Myrna D. Bocage, LICSW, Ph.D; Laurence G. Branch, Ph.D; Ellen Bruce, J.D; John A. Capitman, Ph.D; Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., R.D; Jennifer L. Kirwin, Pharm. D., BCPS; Nancy A. Lowenstein, MSOT, MA, OTR/L, BCN, Ralph A. Ranald, Ph.D., J.D; Clare E. Safran-Norton, Ph.D.(c). M.S., PT, OCS; David G. Satin, M.D; Mark Sciegaj, Ph.D., MPH ; 17. Interdisciplinary Health Management for Older Adults: Professional Education and Practiceshow more