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Clinical Geriatrics

Clinical Geriatrics
Authors: ,
Genre: Medical Topics
Length: 704 Pages
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Year: 2002
ISBN: 1842141120
Geriatric medicine is an emerging field in the U.S., Canada, and Europe with Asia following not too far behind. And as the aging population increases worldwide, the field will continue to grow in importance. Keeping pace with this rapidly expanding field, Clinical Geriatrics provides the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including important aspects of patient evaluation and management in the hospital, nursing home, home, and other community settings.
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Overview

Highlighting the increasing importance of geriatrics in primary practice, this volume provides expert guidance on the care of elderly patients. It focuses on the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including unique aspects of patient evaluation, whether in the hospital, nursing-home or home-care setting. Written by prominent specialists, it covers general principles of aging, approach to the elderly patient, geriatric syndromes, geriatric neuropsychiatry and common geriatric diseases, disorders and health concerns. A medical textbook for practitioners, students, and trainees, the double-column format makes it easy to use and the bibliographic references and index make it a complete reference.

  • Identifies the unique aspects of geriatric patient evaluation
  • Covers most areas of clinical geriatrics with contributions from leading experts
  • Provides cutting-edge information in an easy-to-read format
  • Includes topics such as vitamin B12 deficiency, HIV disease in the elderly, and cutaneous skin infections
  • Contains over 200 tables provide concise, easily accessible information
  • Serves as a grounding for fellows in geriatric medicine and as a text for medical, nursing and physician assistant students, and interns and residents in family practice

Geriatric medicine is an emerging field in the U.S., Canada, and Europe with Asia following not too far behind. And as the aging population increases worldwide, the field will continue to grow in importance. Keeping pace with this rapidly expanding field,Clinical Geriatrics provides the basic principles of geriatric medicine, including important aspects of patient evaluation and management in the hospital, nursing home, home, and other community settings.

Unique in its simplicity of style, the book is based on material derived from standard international journals and the experience of the contributors. It presents information in an easy-to-find and easy-to-understand format, yet does not oversimplify the subject. The editors also cover topics not commonly found in texts on geriatrics including vitamin B12 deficiency, HIV disease in the elderly, and cutaneous skin infections. The combination of authoritative information and convenient format make Clinical Geriatricsthe definitive text for teaching geriatric medicine and the ideal reference for primary health care providers.

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