Designed for anyone involved in treating geriatric patients, this New Edition continues to be the best comprehensive source for clinical solutions for the challenging geriatric population. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information on the principles of geriatric primary care...detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes...and presentations of common conditions and situations. What's more, the 5th Edition now includes evidence-based medicine that helps you form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible and a BONUS CD-ROM containing supplemental materials.
Provides evidence-based medicine wherever possible, giving you the most authoritative information on diagnosis, treatment, and management options.
Features an interdisciplinary perspective that reflects the field's increasingly team-oriented approach to geriatric care.
Includes a bonus CD-ROM containing additional color images, assessment tools, and review questions that help you hone your knowledge.
Presents USMLE-style questions in every chapter for quick review before clinical cases.
Uses a consistent format from chapter to chapter that lets you access the information you need fast.
Incorporates engaging case studies throughout to illustrate all of the principles and key clinical information you need to treat your geriatric patients as well as their families.
Features a two-color layout that highlights the most important information.
By Richard J. Ham, MD, Director, West Virginia University Center on Aging, Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Psychiatry Professor, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, West Virginia; Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth & Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine; Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability & Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Office of Geriatric Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Marie A. Bernard, MD, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Professor & Chairman, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, BC, Adjunct Clinical Professor, New York University COllege of Nursing; Director of Quality Improvement, Village Care of New York New York, New York
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