ABC of Geriatric Medicine. ABC Series

  • ID: 2326605
  • Book
  • 88 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know – they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This newABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings.

ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK.

ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue – for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multi–disciplinary team.

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Contributors vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 Introducing Geriatric Medicine 1Nicola Cooper & Graham Mulley

2 Prescribing in Older People 5Jon Cooper & Julia Howarth

3 Delirium 11John Holmes

4 Falls 16Nicola Cooper

5 Bone Health 23Katrina Topp

6 Syncope 28Raja Hussain

7 Transient Ischaemic Attack and Stroke 34Jon Cooper

8 Dementia 39John Wattis & Stephen Curran

9 Urinary Incontinence 43Eileen Burns & Anne Siddle

10 Peri–operative Problems 48Kirsty Forrest

11 Rehabilitation 53Lauren Ralston & John Young

12 Palliative Care 59Lucy Nicholson & Suzanne Kite

13 Discharge Planning 64Mamoun Elmamoun & Graham Mulley

14 Intermediate Care 69Nicola Turner & Catherine Tandy

15 Benefi ts and Social Services 73John Pearn & Rosemary Young

Index 77

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Nicola CooperConsultant in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Kirsty ForrestConsultant in Anaesthesia and Education, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Graham MulleyProfessor of Elderly Medicine and President of the British Geriatrics Society, St James′s University Hospital, Leeds, UK

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