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AuthorSloan, John P. author
TitleProtocols in Primary Care Geriatrics [electronic resource] / by John P. Sloan
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1991
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-0388-6
Descript XIII, 202 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics aimes to improve practical clinical knowledge among physicians and oth- ers caring for elderly people. It is designed to give both quick reference to clinical problem-solving schemes and lists, as well as a lucid, readable discussion of the topics. Didactic exercises make the text interesting and provide an opportunity to improve learning. The book's value lies primarily in the combination of notebook-like material and clinical approaches, presented in brief, readable chapters with attached didactic exercises. The audience is mainly family physicians. Primary care internists and other primary specialists caring for elderly people would also be interested. Nursing homes, hospitals, and individual health care professionals other than physicians might use it as a reference


CONTENT

One: Geriatrics Topics and Questions -- A.The Basics -- 1. Essentials of Geriatrics and Aging -- 2. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment -- 3. Rehabilitation of Elderly Patients -- 4. Atypical Presentation of Disease -- B. The Giants -- 5. Falls and Instability -- 6. Incontinence -- 7. Confusion -- 8.Depression -- 9. Constipation -- 10. Pressure Sores -- 11. Agitation -- C. Iatrogenic Geriatrics -- 12. Theory of Drug Therapy and Aging -- 13. Practical Prescribing to the Elderly -- 14. Selected Therapeutic Problems -- D. Special Issues -- 15. Nursing Home Care -- 16. Terminal or Palliative Care -- 17. Ethical Issues in Geriatrics -- Responses to Clinical Exercises -- Two: Notes on Geriatrics


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