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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