Fundamentals of Geriatrics for Health Professionals

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Jodi L. Teitelman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

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This book provides the first centralized source of basic information on geriatrics for a multidisciplinary range of health professionals. The annotations found in this volume are written clearly and concisely so that the reader can quickly grasp the essence of each reference. Organized in two sections, resources for individual health care disciplines are identified, followed by resources in health care issues that cut across all disciplines. Each chapter has been compiled by individuals experienced in geriatrics education and practice in their respective discipline or content area.

Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Lisa C. Hutchison

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 623

A change is coming. By 2050, the world's 65-and-older population will double, and the 85 and older population will mushroom fivefold. As the number of older adults surge, so too will the number of medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers experience. For the geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm, and providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient's history, beliefs, and care giving situation before making therapeutic decisions.Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. Section 1 explores important foundational concepts such as social and behavioral issues, ethical considerations, biomedical principles of aging, geriatric assessment, and polypharmacy. Section 2 covers common disease states in aging adults, providing evidence-based treatment information as well as helpful tips for minimizing common problems and contending with clinical controversies. Particular attention is given to how treatment can differ along the spectrum of active elderly to frail elderly patients.Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for an older patient. These include: Summarized treatment guidelines Reviews of the evidence-base Special focus on recommendations for frail elderly At least one full case study, or more, in each chapter Clinical Pearls Key Points highlight important information in each chapter Key terms and definitions The demands of an aging population mean a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy will soon be essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy ensures that you'll have the information needed to respond appropriately

Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Rainier P. Soriano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.

Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care

An Introduction for Health Professionals

Author: Jahangir Moini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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All health care students must be familiar with the basic concepts of health care in the United States. This introductory textbook presents vital information on health care careers and legal, ethical, financial, and policy issues that will help their future practice. It includes chapters on: careers in the health care profession; the complexity of health care; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; professionalism in health; health care for special populations; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; research and advancements in health care; the future of health care. Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care is unique in the way it highlights the important elements of each health career, including job requirements, length of study, and salaries. With the student in mind, this book is accompanied by a website that features detailed PowerPoints and test banks with more than 1,000 review questions. Well-organized and easily understood, this overview provides a reliable, relevant resource and up-to-date reference. It is essential reading for all allied health students, including nurses, surgical technicians, dental hygienists, radiology technicians, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, and more.

Caring for Our Seniors

How Can We Support Those on the Frontlines? : Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, Washington, DC, April 16, 2008

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging

Publisher:

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Category: Caregivers

Page: 231

View: 779

Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

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Category: Government publications

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Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology

Author: J Dianne Garner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 995

Explore feminist ideals and advocacy for aging women in health care, home life, work, and retirement! Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology strives to increase women’s self-esteem and their overall quality of life by encouraging education and by putting a stop to age, sex, and race discrimination. As a student or professional in psychology, social work, or gerontology, you will learn about feminist conceptions of retirement, economic issues, psychological issues, and social issues and will explore studies on old age discrimination and devaluation and sexism toward women in Western societies to gain an understanding of the experiences of these women. This book also shows how some women are experiencing empowerment through alternative health care, such as mind-body therapies, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine and examines older women in the family context. Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology will provide you with the tools to offer effective therapy to women to help them improve their own lives. For a complete list of contents, please visit our Web site at www.haworthpressinc.com. Using feminist practice approaches, Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology gives you real-life situations and examples that will raise awareness of the issues that rob older women of the quality of life they deserve. Some of the vital issues and theories you will read about in Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology include: women regaining control over their health care retirement and the economic issues that older women face when they retire the role of children and grandchildren in the older woman’s life unpaid work after retirement in the home and as a care provider older women battling domestic violence financial and psychological issues of widowhood special concerns of minority women and lesbians as they grow older Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology presents new feminist knowledge and strategies to assist aging women in fully developing, enhancing, and enjoying their later years. You will discover a rich variety of theories and frameworks from a multitude of intellectual paradigms and political positions to enhance your professional practice with older women.

Aging

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Category: Geriatrics

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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care

Author: Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 830

View: 993

Praise for the Third Edition: “The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition...The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent... Score: 5/5 stars." -- Margaret Arthur, Nursing Standard "The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This is an excellent addition to my library and I will refer to it often, much like a medical dictionary... Score: 90, 4 Stars." --Doody's Medical Reviews “Provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Recommended." --Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This expanded, one-of-a-kind reference of more than 250 entries provides a comprehensive guide to all of the essential elements of elder care across a breadth of health and social service disciplines. Responding to the needs of providers, directcare workers, family, and other caregivers, the diverse array of entries included in this encyclopedia recognize and address the complex medical, social, and psychological problems associated with geriatric care. In addition to a brief, accessible summary of each topic, entries include several key references, including web links and mobile apps for additional sources of information. This updated edition contains more than 30 new entries written by renowned experts that address a variety of elder care topics. New to the Fourth Edition: New entries addressing Ethics Consultation, Eye Disorders, Pain – Acute and Chronic, and many others Key Features: Provides succinct descriptions of over 250 key topics for health and social service clinicians Offers crucial information for elder care providers across all settings and disciplines Distills current, evidence-based literature sources Written by nationally recognized expert researchers and clinicians Includes links to useful websites and mobile apps

Counseling Older Persons

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Valerie L. Schwiebert

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 119

View: 633

Experts have made a state-of-the-art survey of sources that are important in counseling older persons, an increasingly important segment of the nation's population. This is an annotated compilation of 481 books, journal articles, dissertations, and documents arranged in nine topical chapters and various subsections dealing with the normative experience of aging, persons with impairments, needs and services, special situations, counseling and counselors, ethics, practica and internships, and pharmacology. Author and subject indexes make the guide easy for academic and professional use in the fields of gerontology, psychology, and adult education.

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing ANZ edition - eBook

Author: Jackie Crisp

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1636

View: 995

Now in its 6th edition, this trusted reference for nursing students supports the development of safe, effective and person-centred practice. The text has been comprehensively revised by nursing leaders and experts from across the spectrum of clinical practice, education, research and health policy settings; and a highly experienced editorial team, which includes Jackie Crisp, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro and Donna Waters. Chapters of Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 6e engage students with contemporary concepts and clinical examples, designed to build clinical reasoning skills. Early chapters introduce frameworks such as Fundamentals of Care and cultural safety, as ways of being and practising as a nurse. These frameworks are then applied in clinical and practice context chapters throughout. Reflection points in each chapter encourage curiosity and creativity in learning, including the importance of self-care and self-assessment. 79 clinical skills over 41 chapters updated to reflect latest evidence and practice standards, including 4 new skills Fully aligned to local learning and curriculum outcomes for first-year nursing programs Aligned to 2016 NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards Easy-to-understand for beginning students Focus on person-centred practice and language throughout 44 clinical skills videos (including 5 NEW) available on Evolve, along with additional student and instructor resources Accompanied by Fundamentals of nursing clinical skills workbook 4e An eBook included in all print purchases Additional resources on Evolve: • eBook on VitalSource Instructor resources: Testbank Critical Reflection Points and answers Image collection Tables and boxes collection PowerPoint slides Students and Instructor resources: 44 Clinical Skills videos Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of nursing case studies Restructured to reflect current curriculum structure New chapters on end-of-life care and primary care New online chapter on nursing informatics aligned to the new National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capabilities Framework, including a new skill and competency assessment tool

Geriatric Medicine

Volume II: Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: C.K. Cassel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 503

View: 943

With the appearance of a textbook as comprehensive as this one, it is clear that the field of geriatrics is coming of age. The broad scope of these volumes shapes a substantial answer to the question, "What is geriatrics and why should we be interested in it?" As I see it, there are at least five reasons. First, the scientific or intellectual reason: gerontology is the study of aging from the biologic, psychological, and social perspectives. There is increasing interest in the fascinating insights into the biologic mechanisms of aging, errors in protein synthesis, DNA repair mechanisms, alterations of the neuroendocrine system, changes in the immune system, genetic controls, and somatic mutations. Second, the demographic reason: this is the century of old age. There has been a 26-year gain in the average life expectancy. This gain compares with that acquired from 3,000 years B.C. (the Bronze Age) to the year 1900, which was about 29 years. Therefore, in one century, there has been a gain in the average life expectancy almost equal to 5,000 previous years of human history. In 1830, one of three newborn infants survived beyond 60 years of age.

Geriatric Medicine

Volume II: Fundamentals of Geriatric Care

Author: C.K. Cassel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 517

View: 603

With the appearance of a textbook as comprehensive as this one, it is clear that the field of geriatrics is coming of age. The broad scope of these volumes shapes a substantial answer to the question, "What is geriatrics and why should we be interested in it?" As I see it, there are at least five reasons. First, the scientific or intellectual reason: gerontology is the study of aging from the biologic, psychological, and social perspectives. There is increasing interest in the fascinating insights into the biologic mechanisms of aging, errors in protein synthesis, DNA repair mechanisms, alterations of the neuroendocrine system, changes in the immune system, genetic controls, and somatic mutations. Second, the demographic reason: this is the century of old age. There has been a 26-year gain in the average life expectancy. This gain compares with that acquired from 3,000 years B.C. (the Bronze Age) to the year 1900, which was about 29 years. Therefore, in one century, there has been a gain in the average life expectancy almost equal to 5,000 previous years of human history. In 1830, one of three newborn infants survived beyond 60 years of age.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

Author: Ronnie Ann Rosenthal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1387

View: 729

"In the preface to this impressive and well-produced book, the editors state that their aim is not to describe a new surgical specialty, since most surgeons will soon need to be "geriatric surgeons," but to assemble a comprehensive account that will allow "all providers of healthcare to the elderly to understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients." This is a useful book that deserves to do well. I hope that the editors and their publisher will have the stamina to make this the first of several editions, as it is clear that updated information about surgery in the elderly will be required to keep pace with this important field." NEJM Book Review

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth

Author: Shashi Gogia

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

View: 820

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to solve health problems, especially for people living in remote and underserviced areas. With the advent of new technologies and improvement of internet connectivity, telehealth has become a new subject requiring a new understanding of IT devices and how to utilize them to fulfill health needs. The book discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications. Additionally, it discusses the use of telemedicine for patient empowerment and telecare in remote locations. Authored by IMIA Telehealth working group, this book is a valuable source for graduate students, healthcare workers, researchers and clinicians interested in using telehealth as part of their practice or research. Presents components of healthcare that can be benefitted from remote access and when to rely on them Explains the current technologies and tools and how to put them to effective use in daily healthcare Provides legal provisions for telehealth implementation, discussing the risks of remote healthcare provision and cross border care

Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

Author: Hilla Brink

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 340

An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.