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Geriatric Medicine

A Problem-Based Approach

Editors: Nair, Balakrishnan Kichu R. (Ed.)

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  • Written by international experts
  • Covers epidemiology, demography, physiology and pathology of ageing in a new format
  • Includes numerous algorithms and flow charts
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About this book

Written by international experts, this book presents chapters that cover common geriatric conditions including dementia, depression, delirium, falls, polypharmacy, incontinence, immobility, and medication-related issues, as well as neurological, cardiovascular, and endocrine diseases associated with old age. The book also discusses various aspects of ambulatory, residential, and palliative care for the elderly, in addition to ethical aspects of old age care, advance care planning and living wills.

Geriatric medicine is a rapidly growing field in internal medicine. The majority of elderly people now live in developing countries, where there is an urgent need to up-skill healthcare professionals. By presenting problems as they arise and then discussing how to solve them, this book offers a valuable resource for all physicians interested in the care of older people.

About the authors

Professor Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair is an internationally respected, award-winning physician in the field of geriatric medicine. He is passionate about medical education, innovation, and leadership in medicine. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. In recognition of his contributions to medical education he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and deputy head of school at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Additionally, Professor Nair is a Senior Specialist and the Director of the Centre for Medical Professional Development with the Hunter New England Health.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3253-0
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geriatric Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Problem-Based Approach
Editors
  • Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3253-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3252-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9826-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 317
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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