Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

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This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older
surgical patient.

With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible,
and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 108 x 182 x 29mm | 384g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0198738382
  • 9780198738381
  • 31,434

Table of contents

1: Ageing
2: Organizing geriatric services
3: Clinical assessment of older people
4: Rehabilitation
5: Falls and funny turns
6: Drugs
7: Neurology
8: Stroke
9: Psychiatry
10: Cardiovascular
11: Chest medicine
12: Gastroenterology
13: Renal medicine
14: Homeostasis
15: Endocrinology
16: Haematology
17: Musculoskeletal system
18: Pressure injuries
19: Genitourinary medicine
20: Incontinence
21: Ears
22: Eyes
23: Skin
24: Infection and immunity
25: Malignancy
26: Death and dying
27: Ethics
28: Finances
29: Peri-operative Medicine
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Review Text

... Packed with clinical tips and case examples to help put knowledge into practice, [...] this comprehensive handbook is well worth the investment and lends itself to being used in day-to-day clinical practice. A Illsley, British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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...this is a brilliantly crafted book and a wonderful contribution to the field. * Doody's Notes (from a review of the previous edition) * All physicians who treat older people must have geriatric expertise. It goes without saying that internists, hospital doctors and GPs need easy access to geriatric knowledge, but also surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, and other specialists who encounter older patients should know something about the special challenges regarding elderly health and disease, clinical, ethical and practical. The target group is therefore most hospital doctors and all general
practitioners sturdy, handheld book like this - along with the online encyclopedia - provides flexible and customized access to the knowledge, advice and guidance. * Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, Feb 2013 * This is a thoughtful and challenging book that is very serious reading for clinicians who frequently encounter elderly patients in their practice. * Doody's Notes, Dec 2012 * This is an excellent book. It is succinct yet easy to read ... there are useful little boxes of 'How To's e.g. How To Give Sub-Cut Fluids, Use Digoxin, Assess Depression etc. I thought I know how to do many of these tips but I still found then useful and interesting. This is a useful book for anyone spending time looking after old patients. * BMA Medical Book Competition (from a review of the previous edition) * ... Packed with clinical tips and case examples to help put knowledge into practice, [...] this comprehensive handbook is well worth the investment and lends itself to being used in day-to-day clinical practice. * A Illsley, British Journal of Hospital Medicine * The book gives a very good overview of the main and most common areas of elderly care ... it has a really good, user-friendly layout and covers a wide range of conditions in a simplified way. * BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019 *
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About Lesley K. Bowker

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 relating to the elderly. Her DM thesis (awarded from Southampton in 2003) was in the practical and ethical issues surrounding life-sustaining
treatment in the elderly person. Her consultant appointment at Norwich in 2002 allows her to combine clinical work with education as the clinical skills coordinator for the school of medicine at UEA.

Dr Sarah Smith trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1994. She went on to do house jobs and an SHO rotation at her training hospital, which is where she developed an interest in geriatric medicine. After an ITU post in Brighton, she joined the SpR training scheme for geriatrics and GIM in the Oxford region, completing in 2003. After maternity leave, Dr Smith was appointed as a part-time consultant in Community Geriatrics and GIM for the Oxford Radcliffe
Hospitals. Her area of special interest is stroke.
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