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Gerontology for Health Care Professional

Gerontology for Health Care Professional - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803603981

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ISBN10: 0803603983
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 1999
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Gerontology for Health Care Professional - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803603981

Walter C. Chop and Regula H. Robnett

ISBN13: 978-0803603981
ISBN10: 0803603983
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The increasing number of older adults in the United States and Canada means that health care practitioners must be prepared to manage the unique problems of these older adults. This new text offers a multidisciplinary overview for all health care professionals.

  • Perfect text for an introductory or interdisciplinary gerontology course
  • Contributors include leaders from respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, law, medical science, philosophy, and pharmacy
  • Focus is on multidimensional aspects of aging and caring for the elderly patient
  • Each chapter contains behavioral objectives, key terms, chapter outlines, chapter summary, multiple-choice review questions, and learning activities

Author Bio

Chop, Walter C. : Southern Maine Technical College

Walter C. Chop, MS, RRT, Program Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, Southern Maine Technical College, South Portland, Maine


Robnett, Regula H. : University of New England

Regula H. Robnett, MEd, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

Table of Contents

1. Demographic Trends of an Aging Society
2. Social Aspects of Aging
3. Physiology and Pathology of Aging
4. Psychologic, Cognitive, and Behavioral Aspects of Aging
5. Nutritional Requirements of the Elderly
6. Drug Therapy in the Elderly
7. Sexuality and Aging
8. The Continuum of Care
9. Financing Health Care for the Elderly
10. Future Concerns of an Aging Society
11. Health Care Providers Working with the Elderly


Epilogue
Appendix
Index

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