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Aging : The Health Care Challenge

Aging : The Health Care Challenge - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0803608344

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Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2002
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Aging : The Health Care Challenge - 4TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803608344

Carole Bernstein Ed. Lewis

ISBN13: 978-0803608344
ISBN10: 0803608349
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2002
International: No
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 implementing 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

Author Bio

Lewis, Carole Bernstein : George Washington University

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theories and Psychological Aspects of Aging
1. Theories of Aging
2. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Part 2: Physical Aspects of Aging
3. Activities of Daily Living
4. The Effects of Aging on Communication
5. Leisure Skills
6. The Changing Realm of the Senses
7. Musculoskeletal Changes with Age: Clinical Implications
8. Clinical Implications of Neurologic Changes During the Aging Process
9. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient and Client
10. Implications of Oncology in Elderly Adults
11. Health Promotion for Elderly Clients
Part 3: External Aspects of Aging: The Current Status
12. Stress and Aging
13. Nutritional Rehabilitation and Elderly Individuals
14. Medication Management and Appropriate Substance Use for Elderly Individuals
15. Sexuality and Elderly Individuals
16. Working with the Dying Older Patient
17. Clinical Research in Geriatrics
18. Medicare Documentation: The Paperwork Challenge
19. Frail and Institutionalized Elderly Clients
20. Home Care
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