Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine

ISBN : 9780199592340

Margot Gosney; Adam Harper; Simon Conroy
624 Pages
172 x 252 mm
Pub date
Jul 2012
Oxford Desk Reference Series
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With an ageing population, there is little doubt that the majority of hospital-based consultants and their teams will care for older patients and the many complications this presents. This book provides an evidence-based guide for both trainees and consultants in geriatric medicine and those interested in geriatric medicine. Designed in line with the core Royal College curriculum, it provides a comprehensive and relevant guide to the issues seen in everyday geriatric medicine practice across the world. Presented in an easy-to-use double page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine is ideal for quick referral for both trainees and consultants. Contributions from the leading figures in geriatric medicine throughout the world make this book indispensable for all those working in the field, and for all those who have to deal with older patients.


1. What is geriatric medicine?
2. Comprehensive geriatric asssessment
3. Prescribing in older people
4. Acute illness: overview
5. Cardiovascular
6. Respiratory
7. Gastrointestinal
8. Endocrine and metabolic
9. Renal
10. Musculoskeletal problems
11. Infections
12. Psychiatric
13. Neurology
14a Chronic disease and disability
14b Urinary incontinence
14c Impaired vision
14d Impaired hearing
15. Rehabilitation in older people
16. Systems of care in older people
17. Long term care
18. Falls and falls prevention
19. Palliative care
20. Orthogeriatrics
21. Stroke and TIA
22. Skin problems - acute and chronic
23. Leg ulcers and pressure ulceration
24. Cancer in old age
25. Elder abuse
26. Gerotechnology
27. Role of the multidisciplinary team

About the author: 

Margot Gosney, Professor of Elderly Care Medicine, Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, and Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK; Adam Harper, Consultant Geriatrician in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, UK; Simon Conroy, Senior Lecturer/Geriatrician University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

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