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 in 2007… 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
The third edition of this encyclopedia provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. √ñ In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Entries are written at an undergraduate level and would be useful for practitioners, students, and caregivers√ñRecommended.”–Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
This interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses more than 310 current entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care across multiple health care disciplines. The third edition reflects the many advances in geriatrics that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2006. It contains the updated, evidence-based contributions of more than 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare professionals regarding elder-care concerns relating to society, community, caregiving, and the individual. Completely new entries address Geriatric Care Models (acute care for elders, Project BOOST), Geriatric Health Issues (diarrhea in adults, prolonged hospitalization, frailty, fronto-temporal dementia, re-hospitalization, acute urinary retention, personality and aging, primary palliative care), Technology and Aging (Smart home sensors, Telehealth, Surveillance technology), and more.
The Encyclopedia is organized alphabetically and includes links to important Web-based resources and Apps. Clinical topics comprehensively address diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. Health care clinicians across the continuum will find this reference√≥the only one of its kind–to be a valuable guide to making appropriate referrals to social service providers, and social service professionals will be well informed by highly accessible descriptions of diagnoses, clinical syndromes, and care management.
- Includes over 310 updated geriatric and geriatric care clinical entries across multiple healthcare disciplines
- Contains state-of-the-art contributions from over 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare experts
- Provides clinical content for social service professionals and social care information for clinicians
- Offers new information on multiple topics relating to Geriatric Care Models, Geriatric Health Concerns, and Technology and Aging
- References numerous Web-based resources and Apps
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