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Hospitalists' guide to the care of older patients

Author: Brent Williams; Preeti N Malani; David Wesorick
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2013]
Series: Hospital medicine : Current concepts, 6; Hospital medicine, current concepts, 6.
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"Providing a practical, up-to-date reference in Geriatric Medicine, Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is the first book written specifically for hospitalists who need concise, evidence-based information on the vital topic of caring for older hospitalized patients. This groundbreaking text covers the care of older patients, their needs and vulnerabilities, and the current hospital practice  Read more...
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Williams, Brent (Brent C.).
Hospitalists' guide to the care of older patients.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2013028646
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Williams; Preeti N Malani; David Wesorick
ISBN: 9781118127926 1118127927 1118674952 9781118674956
OCLC Number: 832262693
Description: ix, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cover; Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; CHAPTER 1: Introduction and Overview; Intended Audience and Use; Acknowledgments; References; CHAPTER 2: The Hospitalized Older Adult: Communication and Physical Examination; Introduction; Pearls for Communicating with Older Patients; Make It a Habit to Demonstrate Reverence for Older Patients; Control the Environment to Facilitate Communication; Sit Down and Listen to the Patient; Performing the Geriatric Physical Examination; Appearance; Dress; Language; Behaviors; The Face; The Eyes; The Mouth. Arm and Hand MovementsSitting and Standing Postures; Putting It All Together; Illness versus Disease; Further Reading; CHAPTER 3: Geriatric Assessment for the Hospitalist; Introduction; Framework for Geriatric Assessment in the Hospital; Evidence for Geriatric Assessment; Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment; Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Units; Geriatric Assessment in "Usual Care" Hospital Services: Hospital Elder Life Programs (HELPs); Geriatric Assessment in Hospitalist Practice; At Admission and During the Hospital Stay; Discharge Planning (Transition Care). Integrating Assessment in the Hospital Team WorkflowTools to Integrate Assessment into Hospital Care of Older Patients; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 4: Informed Decision-Making and the Evaluation of Decision-Making Capacity; Introduction; How Often Do Patients Lack Decision-Making Capacity?; Neuropsychiatric Conditions that Affect Capacity; Delirium; Dementia; Psychiatric Illness; Determination of Decision-Making Capacity; Before the Assessment: The Clinician's Responsibilities to the Patient; Applying the "Four Abilities" Model: Considering Function in Context. Documentation of the Evaluation Clinical Implications of a Capacity Evaluation Document; Beyond Capacity Assessment: Working with Patients Making Decisions; Influences on Medical Decision-Making; Obstacles to Good Decision-Making; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 5: Caring for Patients with Limited Prognosis: Negotiating Goals of Care and Planning for the End-of-Life; Introduction; Role of Palliative Care in the Care of Patients with Limited Prognosis; Assessing Prognosis; General Concepts of Prognosis; Tools used in Prognosis: Debility and Dementia; Debility; Dementia. Communication with Patient and Families Regarding Prognosis and Negotiating Goals of CareFamily Meeting: Before You Begin; Family Meeting: The Opening; Family Meeting: Elements of Effective Communication; Family Meeting: Closing and Follow-Up; Goals of Care: Specific Topics and Scenarios; Code Status and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders; The Role of Advance Directives in Decision-Making; Dealing with Conflict: The Family That Wants "Everything" and the Concept of Futile Care; Planning for the End of Life: Hospice Care; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 6: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.
Series Title: Hospital medicine : Current concepts, 6; Hospital medicine, current concepts, 6.
Responsibility: Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH, Divisions of General Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, David H. Wesorick, MD, Division of General Medicine, Hospitalist Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan.

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Providing a practical, up-to-date reference in Geriatric Medicine, Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is the first book written specifically for hospitalists who need concise,  Read more...

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