A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation, 3/ed

 

 by :

 Timothy L. Kauffman, Ron Scott & John O. Barr & Michael L. Moran (Edit)

 Press :

 Churchill Livingstone

 Year :

 2014

 Binding :

 Paperback

 ISBN (13) :

 9780702045882

 ISBN (10) :

 0702045888

 Pages :

 598

 Size :

 22 x 28

 Price :

 $ 99.95

 

 

 
[PREVIOUSLY ENTITLED GERIATRIC REHABILITATION MANUAL]


Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives.

Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients.

Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members.

Overview


NEW TO THIS EDITION

    • Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people
    • Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott
    • Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)
 

KEY FEATURES

    • A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients
    • Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field
    • Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear
    • Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients
    • Collaborative international perspective 

Contents


Dedications

Contributors

Foreword

Preface to the second edition

Preface to the first edition

Acknowledgements

 

UNIT ONE: ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

1. Wholeness of the individual

2. Skeletal muscle function in older people

3. Effects of aging on bone

4. Effects of age on joints and ligaments

5. Aging and the central nervous system

6. Cardiac considerations in the older patient

7. Pulmonary considerations in the older patient

8. Effects of aging on the digestive system

9. Effects of aging on vascular function

10. Thermoregulation: considerations for aging people

11. The aging immune system

12. Pharmacology considerations for the aging individual

13. Laboratory assessment considerations for the aging individual

14. Imaging

 

UNIT TWO: MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

 

15. Posture

16. Muscle weakness and therapeutic exercise

17. Motor neuron pathologies: postpolio syndrome and ALS

18. Osteoporosis and spine fractures

19. Rheumatic conditions

20. The shoulder

21. Total hip arthroplasty

22. Total knee arthroplasty

23. The aging bony thorax

24. The geriatric spine

25. Orthopedic trauma

 

UNIT THREE: NEUROMUSCULAR AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

 

26. Neurological trauma

27. Rehabilitation after stroke

28. Neurocognitive disorders

29. Multiple sclerosis

30. Parkinson's disease

31. Tremor and other involuntary movement

32. Generalized peripheral neuropathy

33. Localized peripheral neuropathies

 

UNIT FOUR: NEOPLASMS

 

34. Neoplasms of the brain

35. Neoplasms of the breast

36. Gastric and colon neoplasms

37. Neoplasms of the skin

38. Neoplasms of the prostate

 

UNIT FIVE: CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE

 

39. Exercise considerations for aging adults

40. Clinical development and progression of coronary heart disease

41. Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances

42. Heart failure and valvular heart disease

43. Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators

44. Invasive cardiac procedures

45. Pulmonary diseases

 

UNIT SIX: BLOOD VESSEL CHANGES, CIRCULATORY AND SKIN DISORDERS

 

46. Diabetes

47. Amputations

48. Wound management

49. The insensitive foot

50. Skin disorders

 

UNIT SEVEN: AGING AND PATHOLOGICAL SENSORIUM

 

51. Functional vision changes in the normal and aging eye

52. Functional changes in the aging ear

53. Considerations in elder patient communication

 

UNIT EIGHT: SPECIFIC PROBLEMS

 

54. Dysphagia

55. Incontinence of the bowel and bladder

56. Iatrogenesis in older adults

57. Hormone replacement therapy

58. Dizziness

59. Balance testing and training

60. Fracture consdierations

61. Contractures and stiffness

62. Fatigue

63. The aging wrist and hand

64. Overweight and obesity

65. Frailty in older persons

66. Evaluation of pain in older individuals

 

UNIT NINE: SPECIAL PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES

 

67. Conservative interventions for pain control

68. Gait training

69. Orthotics

70. Prosthetics

71. Complementary therapies for the aging patient

72. Safe Pilates for bone health

73. Aquatic therapy

 

UNIT TEN: SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENT IMPLICATIONS, ETHICS AND DYING

 

74. Legal considerations

75. Ethics

76. Generational conflict and healthcare for older persons

77. The end of life

78. Entry-level competencies for health professionals who work with older adults

 

UNIT ELEVEN: THE REHABILITATION TEAM

 

79. Caregivers: valuing unpaid care

80. Interdisciplinary geriatric assessment

81. Gerontological and geriatric nursing

82. Geriatric occupational therapy

83. Geriatric physical therapy

84. Providing social services to the older client

 

Index


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