Essentials of clinical geriatrics / Robert L. Kane ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Kane, Robert L, 1940- | Kane, Robert L, 1940-. Essentials of clinical geriatricsMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2009Edition: 6th edDescription: xxii, 576 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780071498227 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0071498222 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Geriatrics | Aging | Older people -- Health and hygieneAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Essentials of clinical geriatrics.DDC classification: 618.97 LOC classification: RC952 | .K36 2009
Contents:
Clinical implications of the aging process -- The geriatric patient: demography, epidemiology, and health services utilization -- Evaluating the geriatric patient -- Chronic disease management -- Prevention -- Confusion: delirium and dementia -- Diagnosis and management of depression -- Incontinence -- Falls -- Immobility -- Cardiovascular disorders -- Decreased vitality -- Sensory impairment -- Drug therapy -- Health services -- Nursing home care -- Ethical issues in the care of older persons.
Review: "This book delivers a broad, superbly-written overview of all the important issues in geriatrics along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in older patients."--Jacket.
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Rev. ed. of: Essentials of clinical geriatrics / Robert L. Kane, Joseph G. Ouslander, Itamar B. Abrass. 5th. ed. c2004.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Clinical implications of the aging process -- The geriatric patient: demography, epidemiology, and health services utilization -- Evaluating the geriatric patient -- Chronic disease management -- Prevention -- Confusion: delirium and dementia -- Diagnosis and management of depression -- Incontinence -- Falls -- Immobility -- Cardiovascular disorders -- Decreased vitality -- Sensory impairment -- Drug therapy -- Health services -- Nursing home care -- Ethical issues in the care of older persons.

"This book delivers a broad, superbly-written overview of all the important issues in geriatrics along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in older patients."--Jacket.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Robert L. Kane, MD, Professor and Minnesota Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, Director, Institute for Quality Aging, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Florida, Professor of Medicine (Voluntary), Assistant Dean for Geriatric Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) at Florida Atlantic University, Associate Director, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, UMMSM, Miami, Florida, Professor (Courtesy), Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
Itamar B. Abrass, MD, William E. Colson Chair in Gerontology, Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Barbara Resnick, PHD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Sonya Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, Baltimore, Maryland

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