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Geriatric Medicine for Old-Age Psychiatrists

Alistair S. Burns Michael A. Horan John Clague Gillian McLean



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CRC Press
20 December 2005
Medicine; Geriatric medicine; Psychiatry
Geriatric medicine and old age psychiatry interface in a variety of ways, but with old age psychiatry becoming an increasing specialization, it is likely that clinicians in that discipline will not have had the advantage of exposure to general medicine -- whether that be hospital-based geriatric medicine or general practice. However, the current practice of old age psychiatry dictates that an awareness of common physical problems and how they affect older people is a useful skill to have in communicating with colleagues in geriatric medicine and primary care, and also in terms of improved treatment for patients. Filling a gap in the market for a text uniting these two important fields, Geriatric Medicine for Old-Age Psychiatrists presents an up-to-date digest of current medical problems in the area. Providing guidance for the first line of patient management, the book concentrates upon common conditions and includes a number of helpful case vignettes. Written primarily by an experienced geriatrician, and informed by an old-age psychiatrist, this innovative text has a unique combination of author perspectives which come together to produce a valuable and insightful text.
By:   Alistair S. Burns, Michael A. Horan, John Clague, Gillian McLean
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9781841843933
ISBN 10:   1841843938
Pages:   262
Publication Date:   20 December 2005
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK

Reviews for Geriatric Medicine for Old-Age Psychiatrists

'This book could be a useful work of reference on wards and in day hospitals.' - Kalmen Kafetz, Age and Ageing 2006; 35: 454 This book provides an interesting view of geriatrics. It gives a distinctly U.K. perspective on medical decision-making in functionally incompetent patients in the clinical vignettes. A number of tables detail useful differential diagnoses, red flags, and the approach to the sick older person. A chapter devoted to vignettes includes detailed and useful explanations of the points raised. Dr David O'Staats (Doody's Reviews, Aug 2006)

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