Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

Publication Year: 2018

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Michel, Jean-Pierre; Beattie, B. Lynn; Martin, Finbarr C.; Walst

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

ISBN: 978-0-19-870159-0

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Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems.

Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy aging. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care.

The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Special features:

  • Provides up-to-date research highlighting the current state of progress in life course research studies
  • The global span of the book provides multi-cultural approaches to care organization, specifically within the last period of life
  • Highlights practical aspects for the promotion of 'healthy aging', well-functioning, and wellness in an ever more demanding world

New to this Edition:

  • Greater emphasis on the demographic, socio-economic, and health care organization challenges each continent faces in an aging world
  • Increased technological base in research, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and daily life functioning for all chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes, including dementia, reflecting the current state of the field


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Michel, Jean-Pierre; Beattie, B. Lynn; Martin, Finbarr C.; Walst
ISBN: 978-0-19-870159-0
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Language: English
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Pages: 1432
Year: 2018

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