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Geriatric Medicine [Hardcover]

John W. Rowe , Richard W. Besdine


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August 1988 0316759694 978-0316759694 2nd Revised edition
This new edition of a critically-acclaimed text, completely revised and updated, offers practical and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. Building on the third edition, this revision will present a new approach focusing on Evidence-Based Medicine, with new chapters including: Physiology of Aging, Clinical Strategies of Prescribing for Older Adults, Chronic Disease Management, Prevention, Doctor-Patient Communication Issues, Sources of Suffering in the Elderly, and many others. In addition, there will be a separate chapter on Evidence-Based Geriatrics, as well as sidebars in every chapter, where applicable, on Evidence-Based Medicine. This will be an all-encompassing, authoritative volume on geriatric medicine, needed more than ever because the over-80 population is the fastest growing age group in the country.
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From the Third Edition: "The third edition ¿covers basic gerontoloic concepts, contexts of care, clinical approaches to the geriatric patient, medical disorders, and ethics and health policy¿consistent effort throughout the chapters to address how the site of care, coexisting conditions and the health status of the patient influence management. The book offers an approach to serving as a knowledgeable advocate for older adults, ranging from the vigorous 80-year-old in whom prevention and assertive intervention may be appropriate to the elderly person who is dying and needs a provider with extensive skills in comfort care and communication with patients. Other perspectives unique to geriatrics are demonstrated in chapters on the determination of decision-making capacity, screening for cancer, nutrition, and pain management. Geriatrics is and will continue to be a predominant part of the daily practice of most generalists. I recommend [this book] for thoughtful reading about rational and compassionate management of geriatric problems." -- New England Journal of Medicine --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for review Aug. 10 2012
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I am only using book as a refresher on geriatric pharmacology and disease states...so far, i'm satisfied. Will definitely recommend this book to my colleagues.
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