Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7/E

by Robert Kane, Joseph Ouslander, Itamar Abrass, Barbara Resnick

An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine

“This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work.”

—Doody’s Review Service

For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly

encountered in an elderly patient.


  • A strong focus on the field’s must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services
  • Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
  • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
  • An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics

Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment.

There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming “grey tsunami” than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

“…so well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.” – Journal of Family Practice review of prior edition What other books describe in two pages of text, this book describes succinctly and clearly in one table. Its readability combines with the authority brought by the superb author team to result in a unique resource for anyone caring for elders. The problem-oriented approach focuses on early diagnosis of all conditions and reviews salient therapies. New to this edition is the latest on differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, the case for and against aggressive management of diabetes, the use of beta blockers in managing acute myocardial infarction, anti-Parkinsonian drugs, the impact of managed care on the elderly, changes in nursing home and home health under Medicare, ethical issues and much more.


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