The Salami Salesman and His Daughter Falafel: What an Older Man's Death Can Teach Us about How and How Not to Care for the Frail and Dying Paperback – Feb 14 2011
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In caring for her 83-year-old father who suffered from a complex interaction of health conditions (cerebellar strokes, CHF, atrial fibrillation, hemolytic anemia ) that contributed to and exacerbated his declining mobility and cognitive impairment, Dr. Mallery undergoes a learning process that informs the reader about pertinent medical and social issues affecting end-of-life care.
An in-depth review of the salient geriatrics and palliative care issues discussed in the book can be read at [..], a blog dedicated to supporting discourse, presenting recent news and research, and encouraging freethinking commentary on the topics of geriatrics and palliative care.
I highly recommend this quick and insightful read to anybody who has cared or is caring for a frail elderly. Dr. Mallery does a wonderful job of informing the reader, whether from the medical or lay person perspective, about how to become involved in the healthcare of a dying family member. Healthcare professionals may also find Dr. Mallery's developed guidelines for providing comprehensive geriatric care useful.