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Lecture Notes: Elderly Care Medicine, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-65454-5
262 pages
July 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients.

Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how disease presents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer.

New for this edition, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes also features:

  • More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid access and revision
  • Expansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribing
  • Discussion of emotional support, counselling and spirituality
  • Advice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-life care
  • Consideration of ethical and legal issues

A companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/elderlycaremed features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics.

Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of geriatrics, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating elderly people.

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Preface, vi

Abbreviations, vii

1 The world grows old, 1

2 Health and social care for elderly people in the UK, 11

3 Special features of medicine in the elderly, 30

4 Old age psychiatry, 44

5 Falls and immobility, 63

6 Bones, joints and muscles, 77

7 Stroke made simple, 91

8 Other diseases of the nervous system, 105

9 Cardiovascular disorders, 119

10 Respiratory disease, 137

11 Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition, 148

12 Disorders of homeostasis and metabolism, 169

13 Genitourinary disease, 178

14 Blood and bone marrow, 191

15 Eyes, ears, mouth and skin, 203

16 Legal and ethical aspects of medical care of elderly people, 220

17 Palliative care, 231

Index, 241

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Claire G. Nicholl is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

K. Jane Wilson is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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Companion website features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics.
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