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Aging : The Health Care Challenge - 4th edition

Aging : The Health Care Challenge (ISBN10: 0803608349; ISBN13: 9780803608344)
ISBN13: 978-0803608344
ISBN10: 0803608349

Summary: Extensively updated and revised by experts to reflect the language of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this classic textbook provides practitioners and students working in geriatric rehabilitation an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and rehabilitative management of the elderly individual. Clinically focused, Aging: The Health Care Challenge, 4th edition reviews baseline information about the elderly individual and suggests strategies for i ...show moremplementing clinical rehabilitation goals in a variety of care settings. Case studies are included in clinical chapters.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Revised extensively to reflect the language of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
  • Two new chapters: Frail and Institutionalized Elderly Clients and Home Care
  • All clinical chapters contain a case study
  • Extensive updating of all chapters, relying on the latest research
  • Chapter 14, Medication Management and Appropriate Substance Use for the Elderly, contains coverage of the pros and cons of alternative medications
  • The musculoskeletal chapter presents standardized norms for strength
  • Extensive revisions to the chapter, Working with the Dying Older Patient
  • The Medicare documentation chapter covers the most recent reimbursement issues facing the geriatric clinician
KEY FEATURES
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and rehabilitative management of elderly individuals
  • Focuses on the clinical aspects of geriatric rehabilitation
  • Provides baseline information about the elderly and suggests strategies for implementing clinical rehabilitation goals in a variety of care settings
  • Covers theories of aging and the psychosocial and physiological dimensions of aging, and related issues such as drugs, stress, sexuality, and death and dying
  • Contains clear explanations of intervention techniques and examination tools
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 04/28/2002
International: No

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