locomotion and posture in older adults 2017 the role of aging and movement disorders

fabio augusto barbieri


this book is an attempt to advance the discussion and improve our understanding about the effects of aging and movement disorders on motor control during walking and postural tasks. despite these activities are performed daily, there is a high requirement of motor and neural systems in order to perform both tasks efficiently. both walking and posture require a complex interaction of musculoskeletal and neural systems. however, the mechanisms used to control these tasks, as well as how they are planned and coordinated, are still a question of discussion among health professionals and researchers. in addition, this discussion is more interesting when the effects of aging are included in the context of locomotion and the postural control. the number of older individuals is 841 million in 2015, which is four times higher than the 202 million that lived in 1950. aging causes many motor, sensorial and neural deficits, which impair locomotion and postural control in the elderly. the severity of this framework is worsened when the aging goes along with a movement disorder, such as parkinson disease, chorea, dystonia, huntington disease, etc.
therefore, the aim of this book is to highlight the influence of different aspects on planning, controlling and performing locomotion and posture tasks. in attempting to improve current knowledge in this field, invited authors present and discuss how environmental, sensorial, motor, cognitive and individual aspects influence the planning and performance of locomotor and postural activities. the major thrust of the book is to address the mechanisms involved in controlling and planning motor action in neurological healthy individuals, as well as in those who suffer from movement disorders or face the effects of aging, indicating the aspects that impair locomotion and postural control. in addition, new technologies, tools and interventions designed to manage the effects of aging and movement disorders are presented in the book.show more

geriatric telepsychiatry a clinicians guide

shilpa srinivasan


this book provides a basic introduction to geriatric telepsychiatry, including potential benefits and drawbacks of utilizing this treatment modality. the text discusses applications in academic, public, federal, and educational settings and suggests practical guidelines for implementing and maintaining a telepsychiatry program. as the elder population continues to grow over the next several decades, digital tools, including videoconferencing, will play a large role in meeting the needs of the elderly. written by the leaders in geriatric telepsychiatry, this text is the first to focus on the psychiatric application of these digital tools, lay out the policies and guidelines for treating patients who can benefit from this service, and outline the most cutting-edge research on the topic. geriatric telepsychiatry is the ultimate guide for psychiatrists, geriatricians, social workers, geriatric nurses, students, long-term care facilitators, and all medical professionals who work with the elderly psychiatric patient.show more

ethical considerations and challenges in geriatrics 2017

angela georgia catic


this book is designed to present an overview of common geriatrics ethical issues that arise during patient care and research activities. each chapter includes a case example and practical learning pearls that are useful in day-to-day patient care. coverage includes a brief overview of geriatric epidemiology, highlighting the high rates of dementia, use of surrogate decisions makers at the end-of-life, relocation from home to long-term care facilities, and low health literacy in the geriatrics population. sections are devoted to issues around capacity, surrogate decision making, end-of-life care, hemodialysis in the elderly, and futility as well as challenges presented by independence questions, such as dementia care, driving, feeding, and intimacy in nursing homes. the text also addresses questions around recognizing, reporting, and treating elder abuse and self-neglect, ethics related to research and technology in the geriatric population, and the use of e-mail, facebook, and open notes. written by experts in the field, ethical considerations and challenges in geriatrics is a valuable tool for trainees at a variety of levels including medical students, residents, and fellows.
in addition, it provides practical guidance and a useful reference for practicing geriatricians, primary care physicians, geriatric nurses, social workers, nursing home workers, hospice care employees, and all medical health professionals working with the elderly.show more

elder abuse 2016 research practice and policy

xinqi dong


this book provides a global comprehensive and systematic state-of-the review of this field that fills the gaps between research, practice, and policy. the book addresses the epidemiology of the issue and the global prevalence of elder abuse in both developed and developing countries, which synthesizes the most up-to-date data about risk factors and protective factors associated with elder abuse and consequences of elder abuse; clinical assessment and management of elder abuse, including screening, detection, management of elder abuse, and the role of decision making capacity and forensic approaches; practice and services that describe adult protective services, legal justice, elder court systems, and guardianship system; elder abuse and culture, which provides more in-depth anthropological and ethnographic experiences; policy issues, which highlights the elder justice movement, gao reports, elder justice act, older american act and elder justice coordinating council; and future directions, which explores translational research, practice, education/training and policy issues surrounding elder abuse.
elder abuse: research, practice and policy is a useful resource for aging researchers, social services, general internists, family medicine physicians, social workers, nurses, and legal professionals interested in the issues of elder abuse.show more

reichels care of the elderly clinical aspects of aging

jan busby-whitehead


this fully updated seventh edition remains the pioneering text for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. dr reichel's formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all health specialists. emphasizing the clinical management of the elderly patient with simple to complex problems, this is a must-read for all practitioners who need practical and relevant information in a comprehensive format. chapters have been updated and re-organized to reflect the clinical approach to aging, beginning with a general approach to the management of older adults, followed by a review of common geriatric syndromes, and proceeding to an organ-based review of care. the final section addresses principles of care, including care in special situations, psychosocial aspects of our aging society, and organization of care. particular emphasis is placed on cost-effective, patient-centered care, including a discussion of the choosing wisely campaign.show more

henrichs principles and practice of dialysis

edgar lerma


improve your patients' quality of life with evidence-based, practical guidance on every aspect of today's dialysis. for more than 20 years, henrich's principles and practice of dialysis has been the go-to resource for comprehensive, accessible information on the challenges of managing the wide variety of patients who receive dialysis. this fifth edition brings you fully up to date with new chapters, a new ebook edition, two new editors and new contributors who offer practical experience and a fresh perspective. clearly written and unique in scope, it helps you meet the growing demand for this procedure by providing a solid foundation in both basic science and clinical application. key features:*all chapters are fully updated and offer unparalleled coverage of the changing nature of modern dialysis practice.*a new chapter on pregnancy and dialysis addresses the unique needs of this special patient population.*a new chapter on cystic kidney disease and esrd provides the latest information on complications that can lead to kidney failure.*other new chapters include home hemodialysis, the wearable artificial kidney, and respiratory disorders in dialysis patients.*
sections cover technical and procedural considerations in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, clinical considerations in the evaluation of dialysis patients, drugs and intoxications, dialysis in the pediatric population, and the business of dialysis. now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: *complete content with enhanced navigation*powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future useshow more

gerontorheumatology 2017

jozef rovensky


this book covers all aspects of the specialized field of gerontorheumatology, providing a complete overview of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and related conditions in the elderly. the emphasis is particularly on pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, including the latest advances in biological and pharmacological therapy and potential treatment side effects. the book will provide the reader with a keen awareness of the characteristic features, distinctive etiologies, and different courses of the various disorders of the musculoskeletal system in the geriatric population. diagnostic and treatment considerations of special relevance in daily practice are highlighted, and the importance of comorbidities and their rheumatic consequences is also emphasized. the book will be of value for gerontologists, rheumatologists, internists, and rehabilitation physicians and will offer excellent guidance for general practitioners, who are typically the first to deal with disorders of the musculoskeletal system in elderly patients.show more

step up to geriatrics

mitchell s. king


step-up to geriatrics provides a high-yield review of geriatric medicine for students taking a geriatric clerkship. clinical pearls, clinical vignettes, full-color illustrations, and "quick hits" provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner. step-up to geriatrics delivers exactly what you need to know for exam prep and for practical use in the evaluation and treatment of older patients. *comprehensive yet succinct coverage includes general topics related to care of the elderly; common syndromes, issues, and medical conditions; and end-of-life issues.*"quick hits" in the margins highlight highly testable topics.*clinical pearls and vignettes help you "file away" clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time, and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine.*a 100-question, clinically-oriented practice exam at the end of the book is an ideal self-assessment tool to prepare you for the questions you'll be faced with in clinical practice.*more than 100 full-color photographs and line drawings illustrate key concepts throughout.*easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning.*
numerous charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate easy retention of essential material.*bold terms point out key terminology for added emphasis.written for medical students, step-up to geriatrics is also an ideal resource for residents on a geriatric rotation, geriatric fellows, or physicians seeking board certification or recertification, as well as pa and nurse practitioner students and professionals.show more


david r. marsh


this book focuses on orthogeriatrics, a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date. as active members of the fragility fracture network (ffn), the editors and most of the authors of this book have gathered all essential expertise on hip fracture management in a single volume. the 14 chapters provide a complete overview of how to approach fractures in elderly patients, starting with the epidemiology of hip fractures and subsequently addressing osteoporosis, surgery, anesthesia, medical management of frailty, and peri-operative complications. attention is also given to rehabilitation and nursing, as well as to the psychological evaluation of the patient and the caregivers, thus emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. thanks to its clinical and practice-oriented nature, the book will especially be of interest to residents and young geriatricians, as well as orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses dealing with elderly fracture patients in all parts of the world.show more

on call geriatric psychiatry 2016 handbook of principles and practice

ana hategan


this text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. it compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. chapters contain an important summary of key points for managing clinical situations, case studies, and reflective questions. this text brings together relevant principles of on-call geriatric psychiatry provided in clinical settings such as emergency, acute and subacute inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and consultation/liaison. it includes clinical topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and includes coverage of medical ethics and the law, utilization of contemporary technology, and administrative and public health policy.
on-call geriatric psychiatry is the first practical guide to knit together evidence-based medicine and geriatric psychiatric principles and practice guidelines and is a valuable resource for trainees, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency departments, nursing home physicians, and other health professionals working with older adult patients.show more

new directions in geriatric medicine 2016 concepts trends and evidence based practice

lee ann lindquist


this book is designed to present the clinical geriatric trends within general internal medicine and family practice, which practitioners often encounter in caring for their older adult patients. chapters focus on increasingly difficult clinical decisions that practitioners have to make in caring for older adults, who often experience medical complications due to memory loss, physical disability, and multiple chronic conditions. written by experts in geriatric medicine, each of these chapters start with the most up-to-date clinical geriatric research and provide specific examples or case studies on how to use this information to address the clinical needs of older adult patients. in addition, there is a set of concise "take-home points" for each chapter that are easy to commit to memory and implement in clinical care of aging patients. as the only book to focus on current trends in geriatric research and evidence-based eldercare practice, clinical trends in geriatric medicine is of great value to internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, nurses, and physician assistants who care for older adults.show more

geriatrics for specialists 2017

john r. burton


this book focuses on the circumstances that lead to the marked increased vulnerability of seniors and are most challenging to clinicians including the presence of multiple chronic medical conditions, variable losses of physiological function, and heterogeneity among individuals. written by the experts who lead the initiative to deliver high quality surgical and medical care to the elderly, geriatrics for specialists is the first book of its kind to provide the comprehensive knowledge specialists and associated generalists need to deliver quality health care to seniors. with topics on important cross cutting issues like frailty, delirium and polypharmacy and specialty chapters on emergency medicine, anesthesia, many surgical and medical disciplines and rehabilitation, this book provides clinicians the knowledge and tools needed to evaluate, treat and manage the unique needs of seniors. geriatrics for specialists was created as a resource for specialist, generalists and allied health professionals and their students and trainees who care for elderly patients.show more

ethnogeriatrics 2016 healthcare needs of diverse populations

lenise cummings-vaughn


this volume is divided into five parts and fifteen chapters that address these topics by examining ethnogeriatric foundations, research issues, clinical care in ethnogeriatrics, education and policy. expertly written chapters, by practicing geriatricians, gerontologists, clinician researchers and clinician educators, present a systematic approach to recognizing, analyzing and addressing the challenges of meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse population and authors discuss ways in which to engage the community by increasing research participation and by investigating the most prevalent diseases found in ethnic minorities. ethnogeriatrics discusses issues related to working with culturally diverse elders that tend not to be addressed in typical training curricula and is essential reading for geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and others who are part of a multidisciplinary team that provides high quality care to older patients.show more

the business of geriatrics 2016

michael wasserman


this book takes a fresh look at how caring for medicare beneficiaries can lead to success in today's healthcare marketplace. using examples from highly successful practice models, the book will take the reader through the key components necessary to run a profitable geriatric practice. the author, who co-founded what became one of the largest geriatric private practices in the country, discusses each part of the continuum of care from the perspective of the provider-client relationship, highlighting the importance of business cultures in this environment. the text also features an overview of payment models, starting with traditional fee-for-service, insurance (medicare hmo's), and finishing with the concept of bundled payment models that have been heralded as the future of physician reimbursement. finally, this book focuses on the practical aspects of business planning, budgeting and hiring and concludes with chapters about the key challenges faced by a geriatric practice, focusing on provider productivity, coding and billing, and dealing with potential competition in the marketplace.
the business of geriatrics is the ultimate business guide for primary care physicians, geriatricians, residents, medical students, healthcare administrators, policymakers, business and medical administrative students, and practice managers.show more

the ageing immune system and health

valquiria bueno


the present book intends to provide an update on immunosenescence and how deficiencies in the immune system contribute to a higher susceptibility to infections, decline in organ function, reduced vaccination responses, age-related disease and the ageing process itself, negatively affecting longevity. our focus is on the main changes in immune system cells and their products occurring during the ageing process and the possible consequences for health and disease. this includes: discussion of the modulatory and/or suppressive mechanisms associated with the alterations in t regulatory cells, b regulatory cells and myeloid derived suppressor cells; changes in the immune system observed in chronic neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, lung disease and frailty will also be discussed. most importantly we provide recent literature information about possible interventions (focusing on physical activity) that could alleviate the negative effects of immunosenescence. the ageing immune system and health is a comprehensive guide on the field intended to all physicians, researchers, professors and students interested on relationship between immune system, ageing and health.show more

rational suicide in the elderly 2017 clinical ethical and sociocultural aspects

robert e. mccue


this book provides a comprehensive view of rational suicide in the elderly, a group that has nearly twice the rate of suicide when chronically ill than any other demographic. its frame of reference does not endorse a single point-of-view about the legitimacy of rational suicide, which is evolving across societies with little guidance for geriatric mental health professionals. instead, it serves as a resource for both those clinicians who agree that older people may rationally commit suicide and those who believe that this wish may require further assessment and treatment. the first chapters of the book provides an overview of rational suicide in the elderly, examining it through history and across cultures also addressing the special case of baby boomers. this book takes an ethical and philosophical look at whether suicide can truly be rational and whether the nearness of death in late-life adults means that suicide should be considered differently than in younger adults. clinical criteria for rational suicide in the elderly are proposed in this book for the first time, as well as a guidelines for the psychosocial profile of an older adult who wants to commit rational suicide.
unlike any other book, this text examines the existential, psychological, and psychodynamic perspectives. a chapter on terminal mental illness and a consideration of suicide in that context and proposed interventions even without a diagnosable mental illness also plays a vital role in this book as these are key issues in within the question of suicide among the elderly. this book is the first to consider all preventative measures, including the spiritual as well as the psychotherapeutic, and pharmacologic. a commentary on modern society, aging, and rational suicide that ties all of these elements together, making this the ultimate guide for addressing suicide among the elderly. rational suicide in the elderly is an excellent resource for all medical professionals with potentially suicidal patients, including geriatricians, geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatric nurses, social workers, and public health officials.show more

osteoporosis in older persons 2016 advances in pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches

gustavo duque


this new edition includes the most up-to-date information about the pathophysiology and new therapeutic alternatives for osteoporosis of advanced age. it is written by investigators (clinicians and basic scientists) in the field of aging bone research. it was just recently that a new syndrome, osteoporosis of advanced age, was recognized as a new entity with its own pathophysiology and potential treatments. unfortunately, and despite the fact that hip fractures are mostly a consequence of this process, and apart from the first edition of this book, there are few publications about this subject. the first edition of this book demonstrated that there is a need to understand the particular features of osteoporosis in older persons, which is the main aim of this book. the institutions where the authors are affiliated are highly recognized as the main centers in aging bone research. as an innovation, the second edition includes some aspects of muscle and bone interaction focusing of the impact of age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) on the pathogenesis of falls and fractures in older persons.
as in the previous edition, this book is expected to be the reference guide for geriatricians, gerontologists, and bone biologists as well as medical trainees in order to understand the mechanisms of senile osteoporosis with a practical approach to the treatment of its consequences.show more

diseases in the elderly 2016 age related changes and pathophysiology

nages nagaratnam


this book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. the book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. this book includes multiple-choice questions that reinforce the concepts that are most vital to understanding and treating geriatric patients, making it an outstanding resource on its own or as a companion to larger geriatric texts. diseases in the elderly is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, medical students, primary care physicians, hospital doctors, geriatric nurses, and all other medical professionals treating and diagnosing diseases in elderly patients.show more

musculoskeletal trauma in the elderly

charles m. court-brown

trauma in older people aged over 65 is a rapidly growing field within orthopaedics. up to two thirds of fractures occur as a result of a fall and about one third of all fractures occur in the over-65 population. the aim of this comprehensive new text is to present the epidemiology and management of all musculoskeletal trauma that occurs in the elderly. the book deals with the assessment and treatment of medical comorbidities, complications, and the role of orthogeriatric care. the focus of the book is on the practical management of fractures although soft tissue injuries and dislocations are also discussed. reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field, contributors are drawn from orthopaedics and orthogeriatrics on both sides of the atlantic. the book is intended for all surgeons and physicians involved in the treatment of trauma in the elderly, and it will be relevant to trainees and as well as experienced practitioners.

geriatric physical therapy

william staples
>the definitive case-based guide to effectively managing geriatric disorders”geriatric physical therapy “provides the most authoritative overview available on managing the special needs of the elderly in all health care settings. through nearly 200 cases, the text offers a skill-building balance of theory and clinical application of knowledge in caring for the older adult population. this timely book addresses and incorporates aspects of prevention, fitness, and wellness into the rehabilitative model of care for elders with and without pathological conditions.features: nearly 200 cases examine both acute and chronic stage settings, and provides suggested tests and measurescases focus on orthopedics and neurology for consistency with board exams, which concentrate in these therapeutic areastables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick referencea well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand integral processes and procedureseach case in “geriatric physical therapy “is designed to help you learn how to apply geriatric physical therapy concepts to specific patient situations. the cases are presented in a consistent manner similar to what you would see in a clinical setting and focus on one primary topic or problem. chapters open with a brief overview of the topic, which reviews basic information on that topic, followed by related cases. excellent pedagogy includes board-type review questions and chapter summaries that conclude each chapter.

best of five mcqs for the geriatric medicine sce

duncan r. forsyth; stephen j. wallis
>best of five mcqs for the geriatric medicine sce is the first revision guide designed specifically for this new high-stakes exam. it contains 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam.
the book is divided into three exams for trainees to test themselves on, providing a thorough assessment of the candidate’s geriatric medicine knowledge and covering all the main themes of the exam, for example, falls, dementia and delirium, palliative care, nutrition, and stroke. the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates’ further reading and study.
ideal for geriatric medicine specialty registrars, trainees revising for the geriatric medicine specialty certificate examination or the diploma in geriatric medicine.

oxford case histories in geriatric medicine

dr. sanja thompson; dr. nicola lovett; john grimley evans; sarah pendlebury
>based around the core curriculum for specialist trainees and consultants, oxford case histories in geriatric medicine is a valuable reference and teaching tool which provides an opportunity for case-based learning across a rapidly growing field. this book uses well-structured and concise cases from the oxford hospitals to comprehensively cover the presentation, management, and treatment of illness in older people alongside relevant social and ethical issues.
each case comprises a brief clinical history with relevant examination findings and investigation results. associated questions on the differential diagnosis and aspects of management provide interactive learning material designed to enhance the reader’s diagnostic ability and clinical understanding, along with detailed discussion and suggestions for further reading.
part of the oxford case histories series, this book will be valuable reading for postgraduate trainees and consultants, and will be an essential resource for those preparing for exit examinations and revalidation. it is also the ideal tool for those who wish to improve their skills in diagnosis and management of a broad range of geriatric disorders.

clinical trials in older adults

antonio cherubini; roberto bernabei; luigi ferrucci
clinical trials in older adults is the first book to consider the methodological issues underlying the evaluation of new treatments in older people.

  • provides information on the methodology, monitoring and regulations for those planning to conduct a clinical trials involving older adults
  • contains examples of ongoing trials involving older adults, and presents the main characteristics of many recently published
  • depicts how the issues regarding older adults in clinical trials could be properly addressed with the appropriate study design and conduct
  • identifies key issues in performing clinical trials in older patients with common geriatric conditions, i.e. alzheimer’s dementia, depression, low muscle mass, cancer
  • this item is non-returnable.

    geriatric home based medical care principles and practice

    hayashi, jennifer l., leff, bruce (eds.)

    this book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. the volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. the book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. the volume explores house calls within the context of the us healthcare system.

    geriatric home-based medical care: principles and practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.

    geriatric medicine at a glance

    adrian blundell; adam gordon

    “geriatric medicine at a glance” logically presents the core principles of geriatric medicine, including mechanisms of ageing, changes in physiology commonly seen in older adults, and the clinical management and treatment of the key medical presentations affecting older patients. it provides a thorough overview of the essential required core knowledge, mapped to the british geriatrics society undergraduate curriculum on ageing. “geriatric medicine at a glance” – is fully aligned with the newly developed british geriatric society curriculum on ageing for undergraduate medical students – explains the relevant concepts associated with ageing in addition to the common medical presentations seen in older adults – includes the perspective of nurses and other allied health professionals – features ‘best of five’ self-assessment questions, with full explanations of the answers

    “geriatric medicine at a glance” will help address the uncertainty often experienced by medical students and junior doctors when dealing with older patients.

    geriatric medicine an evidence based approach

    by frank lally (editor), christine roffe (editor)

    people are living longer and the population over the age of 60 is burgeoning, with repercussions for health services and healthcare expenditure in developed countries. crucially, disease aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment in older people differ from the general adult population. older people often have complicated co- morbidities and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. evidence of efficacy of different treatments is often lacking because older people are under-represented in clinical trials, and the specific needs of older people are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts. geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is a clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a style that can be directly applied by busy healthcare professionals and provide a useful resource for reference.

    case files geriatrics

    by eugene toy, andrew dentino, monique williams, lowell johnson

    sharpen your critical thinking skills and improve patient care

    experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and ultimately to providing patients with competent clinical care. case files: geriatrics provides 40 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in geriatric care. each case includes an easy-tounderstand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning.

    with case files, you’ll learn instead of memorize.

    learn from 40 high-yield cases, each with board-style questions:

    • master key concepts with clinical pearls
    • polish your approach to clinical problem-solving and to patient care
    • perfect for residents, medical students, pas, and nps working with geriatric patients

    a comprehensive guide to geriatric rehabilitation previously entitled geriatric rehabilitation manual

    by timothy l. kauffman (editor), ronald w. scott (editor), john o. barr (editor), michael l. moran (editor)

    now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. it presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives.

    organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. the second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients.

    critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. the ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members.

    • a trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients
    • extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field
    • includes imaging, vision and the aging ear
    • cross-referenced – providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients
    • collaborative international perspective
    • chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people
    • additional renowned editor – ronald w. scott
    • revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled geriatric rehabilitation manual)

    office care geriatrics edition 6

    by thomas c. rosenthal (editor), mark e. williams (editor), bruce j. naughton (editor)

    this practical, ready-access reference provides clinicians and students with evidence-based strategies for the care of older patients. the book is organized to yield quick answers to questions arising during the patient encounter. the contributors offer pragmatic management guidelines appropriate for the complexities of multiple problems and advanced age, and emphasize a disease management approach.

    this practical, ready-access reference provides clinicians and students with evidence-based strategies for the care of older patients. the book is organized to yield quick answers to questions arising during the patient encounter. the contributors offer pragmatic management guidelines appropriate for the complexities of multiple problems and advanced age, and emphasize a disease management approach.

    palliative and end of life care edition 2

    by kim k. kuebler, debra e. heidrich, peg esper

    palliative and end-of-life care, 2nd edition provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. this text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching.

    defines dying as a normal, healthy process aided by the support of an interdisciplinary team.
    provides in-depth pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention information based upon the disease trajectory.
    highlights opportunities for patient and family teaching.
    describes psychosocial issues experienced by patients and their families.
    reviews uncomplicated and complicated grief and mourning, providing suggestions to help the family after a patient’s death.
    includes case studies at the end of chapters to reinforce key concepts of compassionate care.

    new chapters including advance care planning, ethical issues, spiritual care across cultures, pharmacology, sleep, and nutrition.
    includes a new appendix on assessment tools and resources for more comprehensive coverage of palliative and end-of-life care.