This book provides family doctors with a wealth of evidence-based indications and tips regarding geriatric medicine and approaches for the management of older patients, to be applied in daily practice. After discussing old and new features of healthy ageing and the approaches required in Family Medicine Consultation, the text introduces key elements of geriatric medicine such as frailty, sarcopenia, and the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), before describing a range of characteristics unique to older patients in different contexts, with a dedicated section on Palliative Care. The role of polypharmacy and the importance of quaternary prevention and deprescribing are also addressed. Finally, the book emphasizes both the importance of a humanistic approach in caring and the approach of research and meta-research in geriatrics. Though many texts explore the role of primary care professionals in geriatric medicine, the role of family doctors in older people care has not yet been clearly addressed, despite the growing burden of ageing, which has been dubbed the “silver tsunami.” Family physicians care for individuals in the context of their family, community, and culture, respecting the autonomy of their patients. In negotiating management plans with their patients, family doctors integrate physical, psychological, social, cultural and existential factors, utilizing the knowledge and trust engendered by repeated visits. They do so by promoting health, preventing disease, providing cures, care, or palliation and promoting patient empowerment and self-management. This will likely become all the more important, since we are witnessing a global demographic shift and family doctors will be responsible for and involved in caring for a growing population of older patients. This book is intended for family medicine trainees and professionals, but can also be a useful tool for geriatricians, helping them to better understand some features of primary care and to more fruitfully interact with family doctors.
Guidelines in older people care are based on unexceptionable trials and generalizable evidence. Nevertheless, every family physician knows that they are hugely valid on selected populations: mainly men, never in old age and often with a ...
Author: Jacopo Demurtas
Publisher: Springer Nature
List of over 200 national organizations that offer "health information, legal aid, self-help programs, educational opportunities, social services, consumer advice, or other assistance." Intended for professional personnel and others with an interest in the field of aging. Covers government agencies, professional societies, voluntary programs, and private groups. Recommendations and endorsements are not implied. Arranged alphabetically by organizations. Each entry gives mission, services, and publications. Index.
Family Physicians 8880 Ward Parkway Kansas City , MO 64114-2797 ( 816 ) 333-9700 Mission The American Academy of Family ... of health promotion and disease prevention and about the role of family doctors in providing health care .
Author: National Institute on Aging
These physicians , also called general practitioners , give basic , comprehensive medical care to all members of the family on a continuing basis . Services Public education programs include information about the importance of health ...
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
A directory of names, addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers of national organizations that offer health information, legal aid, self-help programs, educational opportunities, social services, consumer advice, or other assistance. Intended to serve a wide audience, including older people and their families, health and legal professionals, social service providers, librarians, researchers, and others with an interest in the field of aging. Includes Federal government agencies, resource centers, professional societies, private groups, and volunteer programs.
Family. Physicians. 8880 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64114-2797 (816) 333-9700 Information Service ... about the importance of health promotion and disease prevention and about the role family doctors play in providing health care.
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Category: Social Science
Hospitals today face a huge number of challenges, including new patterns of disease, rapidly evolving medical technologies, ageing populations and continuing budget constraints. This book is written by clinicians for clinicians and hospital managers, and those who design and operate hospitals. It sets out why hospitals need to change as the patients they treat and the technology to treat them changes. In a series of chapters by leading authorities in their field, it challenges existing models, reviews best practice from many countries and presents clear policy recommendations for policymakers and hospital administrators. It covers the main patient groups and conditions as well as those departments that make modern effective care possible, in imaging and laboratory medicine. Each chapter looks at patient pathways, aspects of workforce, required levels of specialisation and technology, and the opportunities and challenges for optimising the delivery of services in the hospital of the future. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Models of pre-hospital care The role of primary care in care coordination and urgent access Frail older people pose a challenge to primary care although family physicians are ideally posed to incorporate the identification and ...
Author: Martin McKee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
This book is a practical resource that will support the delivery of holistic mental health interventions in the primary and community care setting for older people. Primary care delivery is discussed in relation to both functional mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and psychotic and personality disorders, and acquired organic mental disorders of old age, such as dementia, cognitive impairments, and delirium. Careful consideration is paid to the complex relationship between mental and somatic health problems, as well as the impacts of multimorbidity and polypharmacy. Further topics include, for example, epidemiology, wider determinants of health, different care models, history taking, neurocognitive and capacity assessment, and pharmacological, psychological, and physical interventions. The wider goals of the book are to support the development of community resilience and self-care in older people; to promote universal access and equity for older people in order to enable them to achieve or recover the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of age, gender, or social position; and to promote pathways to care for older people with mental health problems respecting their autonomy, independence, human rights, and the importance of the life-course approach. This book will be an invaluable resource for all professionals who work with older adults with mental health problems and those training in these fields including physicians, psychiatrists, family doctors, geriatricians, general practitioners, nurses, psychologists, neurologists, occupational therapists, social workers, support workers and community health and social care workers.
J Clin Nurs. 2017;26(9-10):1291–300. Schoenmakers B, Buntinx F, Delepeleire J. What is the role of the general practitioner towards the family caregiver of a community-dwelling demented relative? A systematic literature review ...
Author: Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima
Accompanying CD-ROM contains video learning modules on gait and balance and dizziness, a dermatology quiz, and downloadable cognitive assessment tools, to hone clinical skills. File formats include QuickTime movies, PDFs, and HTML documents.
Some family physicians, internists, NPs, and PAs choose to specialize in caring for older persons. ... medications play such an important role in the medical management of disease and because they can present many risks in old age, ...
Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
At present significant challenges exist in relation to all the disciplines. Primary care. The role of the general practitioner (GP) is often debated and work patterns have been described as chaotic [Bowman 1996].
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
Category: Older people
A comprehensive reference source providing crystal clear guidelines for diagnosing and managing the acute and chronic problems regularly encountered by all family practitioners. This expanded fifth edition includes new material on: health promotion, population based health care, genetic disorders, somatization disorders, care of the dying patient, disorders of the breast, breast cancer, developmental issues and behavioural problems of adolescents, smoking cessation, nutrition, and enlightened discussions of controversial topics such as managed care and ethical issues. An additional new section on family practice applications includes clinical guidelines and information management in clinical practice with the latest information on computers in diagnosis and management, electronic medical records, and quality assurance. All the editors and primary chapter authors are themselves practising family physicians - giving readers the advantageof the family medicine experience and viewpoint on every issue. This single volume encompasses both the latest developments in family medicine as well as serving as a single-source reference for practitioners.
Older people are able to view changes in physical function with more equanimity than younger people faced with the same degree of impairment. ... The older person uses the family physician for more than just medical care.
Author: A.K. David
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Controlling Health Care Costs : Evidence and Effects is a comprehensive review of ... Older people will require a wide range of health care services , including preventive , primary , long - term ...
Author: United States
Category: Electronic government information