Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics (Lange Essentials) (Paperback)

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An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine

A Doody's Core Title for 2017

"This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work."

For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonlyencountered in an elderly patient.


  • A strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services
  • Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
  • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
  • An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics

Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment.

There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.

About the Author

Robert Kane, MD School of Public Health Univerity of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Joseph Ouslander, MD University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL Itamar Abrass, MD Professor of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA Barbara Resnick, PhD Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing

Product Details
ISBN: 9780071792189
ISBN-10: 007179218X
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2013
Pages: 506
Language: English
Series: Lange Essentials