Long-Term Care for Frail Older People: Reaching for the Ideal System

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The aging of society is a growing concern in all advanced nations, and at the forefront of concern is long-term care for frail older people. Enactment of a new public long-term care insurance program by the Japanese government in 1997 provided an excellent opportunity for a conference focusing on an ideal long-term care system for frail older people. The conference was organized around four major themes: Social aspects, including family dynamics and the role of formal providers; Clinical aspects, including effective treatments for physical and mental disabilities; Macroeconomic and macropolitical settings for public policy; Program design and management issues. With contributions from the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, gerontology, political science, economics, and sociology, this volume provides an overview of key problems and possible solutions in programs for frail older people from a unique international perspective.

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Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses 1st Edition

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Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a key area of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains the palliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying. Engaging with the latest guidelines and curriculum, it highlights the practical and communicative skills required for induction programmes and continuing professional development.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A full-colour, student-friendly, introduction to the essentials of palliative, or end of life care
  • A topical and timely subject area, explored clearly and concisely
  • Full of interactive pedagogy and features, including quizzes, multiple choice questions, vignettes/case studies and activities
  • Features a companion website with links to further reading, additional activities and resources, and self-testing interactive multiple choice questions

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses  focuses on this area with expert knowledge and compassion, preparing students in order to help them provide the best possible care for their patients and their families.

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Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care (Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine) 2nd Edition

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The Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care is an easily-navigable source of information about the day-to-day management of patients requiring palliative and hospice care. The table of contents follows the core curriculum of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, thus meeting the educational and clinical information needs of students, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. Succinct, evidence-based, topically-focused content is supplemented by extensive tables, algorithms, and clinical pearls. This edition includes new sections on grief and bereavement, medical marijuana, and physician assisted suicide, and has been updated throughout to incorporate National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care (Oxford Medical Handbooks) 2nd Edition

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The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care covers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients.

This new edition is revised throughout, with an additional emphasis on the nursing aspects of Palliative Care. The authors have included new sections on international palliative care, self care and liaison palliative care in acute hospitals. There is also extended material on the use of antibiotics, palliative care research and quality of life issues.

The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care continues to be an invaluable resource for all health professionals working with adults, children and families with palliative care needs.

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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 2 Volume Set 4th Edition

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The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition.   Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available.

Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates:

  • More than 30 new chapters, including:

Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down’s Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women’s health

  • A truly global perspective, including new chapter on:

Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America

The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients:

  • Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field
  • General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people.
  • Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work
  • Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams
  • Teachers of Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field.
  • Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

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Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care 1st Edition

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Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care uses a case-based approach to provide students and practitioners with an important learning tool to improve critical thinking skills and encourage discussion toward improving experiences for patients and their families.

The book is organized into three sections covering subjects related to communication, symptom management, and family care.   Each case is presented in a consistent, logical format for ease of use, highlighting key evidence-based concepts including the case history, care setting, diagnosis and prognosis, assessment, treatment considerations, and family support.

A key reference, Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource for clinicians who provide palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and those at the end of life along with their families.

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