Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care & Multimorbidity Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323479981

Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care & Multimorbidity Management

1st Edition

Authors: Karen Dick Terry Buttaro
Paperback ISBN: 9780323479981
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 456

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Gain expert primary care of older adults with a case-based approach to geriatric primary care and multimorbidity management Written by two leading academic and clinical experts in geriatric primary care, Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care and Multimorbidity Management, 1st Edition uses detailed Exemplar Case Studies and Practice case studies to teach you how to think like an expert geriatric clinician. Because most older adults have more than one condition when seeking care, both Exemplar and Practice Case Studies place a strong emphasis on "multimorbidity" management, (the management of patients with a host of complex, interacting conditions). To provide extensive practice in learning how to think like an expert, case studies reflect the reality that care does not necessarily begin or end in the primary care setting, cases move fluidly from primary care to acute care to inpatient rehabilitation to assisted living to long-term care. Building on foundational introductory chapters, cases also call on you to develop interprofessional collaboration skills and reflect the diversity of today's older adults, in terms of age (young-old to old-old), gender, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and more! As you work through both basic-level and advanced Practice Case Studies, you can make extensive notes in the printed book and then go online to submit answers for grading and receive expert feedback for self-reflection.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Principles of Geriatrics and Multimorbidity Management
Chapter 1: The Physiology and Psychology of Aging
Chapter 2: Principles of Pharmacology in Geriatric Practice
Chapter 3: Untangling the Geriatric Assessment
Chapter 4: Palliative Care

Unit 2: Exemplar Case Studies in Multimorbidity Management
Exemplar Case Study 1: Weakness (Transient Ischemic Attack)
Exemplar Case Study 2: Agitation (Cognitive Dysfunction)
Exemplar Case Study 3: Shortness of Breath with Activity (Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease)
Exemplar Case Study 4: Wheezing (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)
Exemplar Case Study 5: Homelessness
Exemplar Case Study 6: Initial Primary Care Encounter (Hyperlipidemia)
Exemplar Case Study 7: Rash (Bullous Pemphigoid)
Exemplar Case Study 8: Dizziness (Atrial Fibrillation)
Exemplar Case Study 9: Fatigue (Anemia)
Exemplar Case Study 10: Agoraphobia (Chronic Mental Illness)
Exemplar Case Study 11: Joint Pain (Polymyalgia Rheumatica)
Exemplar Case Study 12: Urinary Frequency (Ovarian Cancer)
Exemplar Case Study 13: Hoarseness (Squamous Cell Throat Cancer)
Exemplar Case Study 14: Weight Gain (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus)
Exemplar Case Study 15: Knee Pain (Post–Knee Replacement)
Exemplar Case Study 16: Insomnia (Heart Failure)
Exemplar Case Study 17: Fainting (Syncope)
Exemplar Case Study 18: Pain/Burning Sensation on the Back (Herpes Zoster)

Unit 3: Practice Case Studies in Multimorbidity Management
Basic Case Studies
Practice Case Study 1: Heartburn
Practice Case Study 2: Back Pain
Practice Case Study 3: Worsening Shortness of Breath with Activity
Practice Case Study 4: Hallucinations
Practice Case Study 5: Rhinitis
Practice Case Study 6: Shortness of Breath
Practice Case Study 7: Worsening Memory
Practice Case Study 8: Swelling
Practice Case Study 9: Abdominal Pain
Practice Case Study 10: Burning When Urinating
Practice Case Study 11: Painful wallowing

Advanced Case Studies
Practice Case Study 12: Painful Toe
Practice Case Study 13: Cough
Practice Case Study 14: Nosebleed
Practice Case Study 15: Loss of Height
Practice Case Study 16: Headache
Practice Case Study 17: Blood in the Urine
Practice Case Study 18: Falling
Practice Case Study 19: Weight Loss
Practice Case Study 20: Confusion
Practice Case Study 21: Leg Numbness
Practice Case Study 22: “Wooziness”


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About the Author

Karen Dick

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Programs, University of Massachusetts; Nurse Practitioner, Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA

Terry Buttaro

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts; Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts; Coastal Medical Associates, Salisbury, Massachusetts