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Lecture Notes on Geriatric Medicine

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With an ever increasing ageing population, medical students need a concise introduction to this challenging client group. The book aims to give the reader an understanding of the physiological changes of ageing and how this results in the presentation and treatment of disease; the role of rehabilitation; the recent reorganisation of medical, social and voluntary services; how effectively to manage disease in older patients. The result is a core text that will appeal to medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners and allied health professionals who want a concise introduction to the subject. Since the publication of the first edition of this book over twenty five years ago, geriatric medicine has seen enormous advances. It has become central to general practice and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. With two new authors on the team, the sixth edition has been extensively altered and updated to include the many evidence-based advances in treatment that have occurred.

The diseases that afflict older patients are clearly described and the ways in which these patients differ in presentation and management are explained. There are chapters dealing with the social and demographic aspects of ageing and the physiological changes that occur with age. This new edition takes into account the great changes in the organisation of the care of older people and there is a more in-depth chapter on the increasingly important ethical and legal aspects of geriatric practice. The result is a text that remains the most compact yet comprehensive guide to geriatric medicine. It will appeal to medical students, junior doctors on foundation programmes, general practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals who want a concise introduction to the subject or an ideal revision companion.

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Author(s):
Coni, N.; Nicholl, C.; Webster, S.; Wilson, K.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
6th
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405101628
ISBN-13:
9781405101622
Number of pages:
171
Publisher:
Blackwell

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With an ever increasing ageing population, medical students need a concise introduction to this challenging client group. The book aims to give the reader an understanding of the physiological changes of ageing and how this results in the presentation and treatment of disease; the role of rehabilitation; the recent reorganisation of medical, social and voluntary services; how effectively to manage disease in older patients. The result is a core text that will appeal to medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners and allied health professionals who want a concise introduction to the subject. Since the publication of the first edition of this book over twenty five years ago, geriatric medicine has seen enormous advances. It has become central to general practice and to emergency and general internal medicine in the hospital setting. With two new authors on the team, the sixth edition has been extensively altered and updated to include the many evidence-based advances in treatment that have occurred.

The diseases that afflict older patients are clearly described and the ways in which these patients differ in presentation and management are explained. There are chapters dealing with the social and demographic aspects of ageing and the physiological changes that occur with age. This new edition takes into account the great changes in the organisation of the care of older people and there is a more in-depth chapter on the increasingly important ethical and legal aspects of geriatric practice. The result is a text that remains the most compact yet comprehensive guide to geriatric medicine. It will appeal to medical students, junior doctors on foundation programmes, general practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals who want a concise introduction to the subject or an ideal revision companion.

Author(s):
Coni, N.; Nicholl, C.; Webster, S.; Wilson, K.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
6th
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405101628
ISBN-13:
9781405101622
Number of pages:
171
Publisher:
Blackwell

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