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Geriatric Medicine

A Problem-Based Approach

  • 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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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Advance Care Planning

    • Amy Waller, Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair
    Pages 295-306
  2. Palliative Care of the Older Person

    • Susan Newton
    Pages 307-317

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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Medicine and Public Health Hunter Health, John Hunter Campus, Newcastle, Australia

    Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair

About the editor

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Geriatric Medicine

  • Book Subtitle: A Problem-Based Approach

  • Editors: Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3253-0

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-3252-3Published: 05 October 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9826-0Published: 22 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-3253-0Published: 18 September 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 317

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Geriatrics/Gerontology, Neurology

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eBook USD 69.99
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Softcover Book USD 89.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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