Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine
Oxford University Press
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In an ageing population, geriatric medicine has become central to general practice, and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. 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. Fully updated, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicineincludes all the information required to deliver effective geriatric care. Guidance is given on a range of key treatment areas, indicating where practice differs from that of younger adults or is ill informed by evidence, where dangers lurk for the inexperienced clinician, and on the many ethical and clinical dilemmas common in geriatric practice. This accessible handbook is essential reading for all junior doctors and specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, and for all medical and nursing staff who manage older people.
-An award winning hands-on guide to the care of the older patient -Provides guidance on the ethical and clinical dilemmas common to geriatric practice -Includes 'How to' boxes providing practical advice on common problems -Takes a problem-based approach to assist the clinician in tackling scenarios where the diagnosis may not be clear
New to this edition: -Many new and updated sections with substantial increase in the number of the very popular 'How to...' boxes -Covers recent developments in stroke/TIA -Updated Ethics section to include changes due to Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards -More flowcharts and figures supporting clinical management advice makes the book easier to use in a practical setting
Readership: Essential reading for F1s, F2s, and STs in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, clinical medical students, clinical assistants and other non-consultant career grade hospital doctors. It will also be useful to GPs, specialist nurses, and doctors working outside geriatric medicine who manage older people.Audience: This Oxford Handbook is intended for a UK audience as well as other areas which follow UK medical practice including Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and East Asia. Authors: Lesley Bowker, James Price, and Sarah Smith