Elderly Medicine

2nd Edition

A Training Guide


  • Gurcharan Rai
  • Graham Mulley
    • Print ISBN 9780443103025

    Key Features

    • Incorporates implications of the National Service Framework for Older People.

    • Chapter on ethics much changed due to: new GMC Guidelines on consent, confidentiality and withholding treatment; new BMA/RCN Guidelines on "do not resuscitate" decisions.

    • New guidelines on stroke, hypertension and osteoporosis incorporated.

    • Major update to bibliography.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. General Themes
    Biological ageing - its relevance to geriatricians. Social gerontology. Clinical ageing. Investigating older patients. Developing and planning services. Community geriatric care. Medical ethics and the law. Prevention and health promotion. Overview of complexity/co-morbidity. Driving assessment. Carers. Ethnic elders.

    Part 2: Core Topics
    Urinary incontinence. Falls and instability. Orthogeriatric care. Palliative care. Old age psychiatry. Rehabilitation. Management of stroke. Clinical aspects of pressure sores. Therapeutics.

    Part 3: Selected Topics
    Section 1: Central Nervous System
    The management of Parkinson's disease. Syncope and dizziness. Gait disorders.
    Section 2: Cardiovascular System
    When to treat hypertension. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease. The management of atrial fibrillation in the older patient.
    Section 3: Respiratory System
    Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tuberculosis. Respiratory rehabilitation.
    Section 4: Gastrointestinal System
    Oral health. Faecal incontinence and constipation.
    Section 5: Genitourinary
    Prostate diseases. Urinary tract infections. Sexuality and ageing.
    Section 6: Bone and locomotor System
    Management of osteoporosis. Painful shoulder. Foot disorders. Contractures.
    Section 7: Cancer
    Cancer in old age.
    Section 8: Vision and Hearing
    Ophthalmology. Hearing disorders.
    Section 9: Skin
    Pruritus. Leg ulcers.
    Section 10: Infection
    Preventing infections.
    Section 11: Nutrition and feeding disorders
    Nutrition. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding.
    Part 4: Personal and professional skills
    Education. All you need to know about management in one chapter. Preparing for a consultant post. Time management and organizing pape


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    About the authors

    Gurcharan Rai

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Physician, Department of Care of Older People, Whittington Hospital, London, UK Consultant Physician Geriatrics

    Graham Mulley

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Care of the Elderly, University of Leeds Medical School, Leeds, UK