Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care-Principles and Practice (2016) (PDF) Hayashi, Jennifer, Leff, Bruce

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2016
  • Page Number: 296
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 2.34 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Hayashi, Jennifer, Leff, Bruce

Description:

This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system.

Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.

Jennifer Hayashi, MDDirector, Elder House Call ProgramJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyBaltimore, MarylandUSA

User’s Review:

“This is a practical implementation guide for developing an efficient and effective system for providing medical care to geriatric individuals in their home. … The topics are … suitable for all clinicians involved in the field as well as educational programs training physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. … Chapters include references and appropriate tables and lists. … The book is a very useful tool to help with the endeavor.” (Sharon G. Thomas, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2016)

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