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Age-Related Changes of the Human Eye

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edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Cavallotti, Carlo A. P
Other Authors
Cerulli, Luciano
Responsibility
edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597455077
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Eye Diseases - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Ophthalmology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat28349
edited by Robert J. Pignolo, Monica K. Crane, Mary Ann Forciea. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Pignolo, Robert J
Other Authors
Crane, Monica K
Forciea, Mary Ann
Responsibility
edited by Robert J. Pignolo, Monica K. Crane, Mary Ann Forciea
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597454285
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Oxidative Stress in Aging : From Model Systems to Human Diseases

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edited by Satomi Miwa, Kenneth B. Beckman, Florian L. Muller. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Author
Miwa, Satomi
Other Authors
Beckman, Kenneth B
Muller, Florian L
Responsibility
edited by Satomi Miwa, Kenneth B. Beckman, Florian L. Muller
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597454209
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Oxidative Stress
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Biochemistry
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners

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edited by Majd Alwan, Robin A. Felder. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Alwan, Majd
Other Authors
Felder, Robin A
Responsibility
edited by Majd Alwan, Robin A. Felder
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597452335
Subjects (MeSH)
Monitoring, Physiologic - instrumentation
Protective Devices
Self-Help Devices
Telemedicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Life-Span Extension : Single-Cell Organisms to Man

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edited by Christian Sell, Antonello Lorenzini, Holly M. Brown-Borg. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2009.
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Author
Sell, Christian
Other Authors
Lorenzini, Antonello
Brown-Borg, Holly M
Responsibility
edited by Christian Sell, Antonello Lorenzini, Holly M. Brown-Borg
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2009
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781603275071
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Life Expectancy
Biomedical Enhancement
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults : An Evidence-Based Approach

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edited by F. Michael Gloth, III. (2nd ed.) --Totowa, NJ: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Gloth, III, F. Michael
Responsibility
edited by F. Michael Gloth, III
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781607616184
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management - Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Pain medicine
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Fractures in the Elderly : A Guide to Practical Management

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edited by Robert J. Pignolo, Mary Ann Keenan, Nader M. Hebela. --Totowa, NJ: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Pignolo, Robert J
Other Authors
Keenan, Mary Ann
Hebela, Nader M
Responsibility
edited by Robert J. Pignolo, Mary Ann Keenan, Nader M. Hebela
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781603274678
Subjects (MeSH)
Fractures, Bone - etiology
Fractures, Bone - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Orthopedic surgery
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e-Book
Location
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Pressure ulcers in the aging population : a guide for clinicians

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David R. Thomas, Gregory A. Compton, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care. This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients. Unlike other wound texts on the market, the book addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and management in older individuals. The text emphasizes proper documentation and elements of the team care process. There …
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Thomas, David R.
Compton, Gregory A.
Responsibility
David R. Thomas, Gregory A. Compton, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 1
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781627037006 (electronic bk.)
9781627036993
Subjects (MeSH)
Pressure Ulcer - prevention & control
Pressure Ulcer - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Bedsores
Bedsores - Healing
Geriatric dermatology
Geriatrics
Abstract
Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care. This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients. Unlike other wound texts on the market, the book addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and management in older individuals. The text emphasizes proper documentation and elements of the team care process. There is up to date information on skin changes at the end of life and the concept of unavoidability. Chapters are written by experts in their fields and include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies.
Contents
The Biology of Wound Healing -- Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers -- Prevention of Pressure Ulcers -- Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers -- General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Management -- Local Wound Treatment in Pressure Ulcer Management -- Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers -- The Role of Nutrition in the Management and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers -- Assessment and Management of Wound Colonization and Infection in Pressure Ulcers -- Palliative Wound Care and Treatment at End of Life -- Quality of Care -- Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Acute care for elders : a model for interdisciplinary care

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Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home; and a review of medical care to …
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Malone, Michael L.
Capezuti, Liz
Palmer, Robert M.
Responsibility
Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 259 pages)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493910250 (electronic bk.)
9781493910243
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Disease - therapy
Critical Care - methods
Geriatrics - methods
Health Services for the Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Older people - Health and hygiene
Nursing
Abstract
Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home; and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care.
Contents
An Introduction to the Acute Care for Elders -- The Team Approach to Interdisciplinary Care -- Patient and Hospital Factors that Lead to Adverse Outcomes in Hospitalized Elders -- An Overview of Hospital-Based Models of Care -- The Acute Care for Elders Unit -- How to Develop, Start and Sustain an Acute Care for Elders Unit -- How to Disseminate the ACE Model of Care Beyond One Unit -- How to Use the ACE Unit to Improve Hospital Safety and Quality for Older Patients: From ACE Units to Elder-Friendly Hospitals -- ACE Unit Business Model -- Models of Care to Transition from Hospital to Home -- What is the Role of Hospitalists in the Acute Care for Elders? -- How to Improve Care for Seniors in the Emergency Department -- How to Improve Care for Older Patients in the Intensive Care Unit -- The Future of Acute Care for Elders.
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e-Book
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Meeting the needs of older adults with serious illness : challenges and opportunities in the age of health care reform

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Amy S. Kelley, Diane E. Meier, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care, describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsusta…
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Kelley, Amy S.
Meier, Diane E.
Responsibility
Amy S. Kelley, Diane E. Meier, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493904075 (electronic bk.)
9781493904068
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Services for the Aged
Insurance, Health
Palliative Care - economics
Quality of Health Care
United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Subjects (LCSH)
Older people - Medical care
Older people - Hospice care
Palliative treatment
Terminal care
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care, describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness--whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Research has demonstrated palliative care's positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.
Contents
Part I. Current Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness -- 1. When More Is Less: Overuse of Medical Services Harms Patients -- 2. Disparities in Access to Palliative Care -- 3. Family Caregiving and Palliative Care: Aligning Theory, Practice, and Policy -- Part II. Settings for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- 4. This Is Your Life: Achieving a Comprehensive, Person-Centered Model of Care at the Intersection of Policy, Politics, and Private Sector Innovation -- 5. Hospice and Healthcare Reform: What Is the Optimal Path? -- 6. Palliative Care in the Long-Term Care Setting -- Part III. Measuring Quality and Paying for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- 7. Quality and Outcome Measures -- 8. Palliative Care’s Impact on Utilization and Costs: Implications for Health Services Research and Policy -- 9. Long-term Services and Supports: A Necessary Complement to Palliative Care -- 10. The Manifest Destinies of Managed Care and Palliative Care -- Part IV. Platforms for Improvement -- 11. Models of Care Delivery and Coordination: Palliative Care Integration Within Accountable Care Organizations -- 12. Implementing a Care Planning System: How to Fix the Most Pervasive Errors in Health Care -- 13. Igniting Action to Integrate Palliative Care in Our US Health System: The Role of Disease-Specific Advocacy Groups—A Cancer Advocacy Case Study -- 14. What Do You Mean You Don’t Also Offer Palliative Care? Effective Public Engagement to Harness Demand to Improve Care for Serious Illness -- 15. Research Priorities in Palliative Care for Older Adults -- 16. Medical and Nursing Education & Training.
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e-Book
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Aging and money : reducing risk of financial exploitation and protecting financial resources

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Ronan M. Factora, editor. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacki…
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Factora, Ronan M.
Responsibility
Ronan M. Factora, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493913206 (electronic bk)
9781493913190
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Banking, Personal
Crime Victims
Mental Competency
Risk Factors
Social Welfare
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacking. These gaps are present within the medical community, law-enforcement, and the finance community areas where opportunities for recognition and intervention are common. Our elders often have no idea of what to do when they see their own risk or when they fall victim. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources helps clinicians to integrate identification of such indicators of abuse into their geriatric assessment as well as guide them in performing an assessment of an individual's financial decision-making capacity when appropriate. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources is an essential new text that provides the practicing clinician with information on identifying risk factors and clinical clues associated with financial exploitation and how to incorporate these steps into their practice.
Contents
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Review of the Epidemic—Its Victims, National Impact, and Legislative Solutions -- One Piece of the Puzzle-Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse -- Barriers to Recognition -- Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Risk Factors -- Screening Older Patients for Risk Factors Associated with Financial Exploitation -- Clinical Assessment of Financial Decision Making Capacity -- Next Steps: Documentation and Accessing Community Healthcare Resources -- Financial Exploitation: The Legal Perspective -- Financial and Legal Methods to Protect Individuals from Financial Exploitation -- Critical Documents Associated with Aging: An Organized Guide to Personal Files -- Who Can You Turn To: the Role of Adult Protective Services (APS) and Other Community Resources -- Being the Advocate-Disseminating Knowledge About Financial Exploitation to the Community -- Future Directions: Public Policy and Advocacy.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Meeting the needs of older adults with serious illness : challenges and opportunities in the age of health care reform

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editors Amy S. Kelley, Diane M. Meier. --Totawa, NJ: Humana Press , c2014.
Call Number
WB 310 M495 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care; describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsust…
Call Number
WB 310 M495 2014
Other Authors
Kelley, Amy S
Meier, Diane M
Responsibility
editors Amy S. Kelley, Diane M. Meier
Place of Publication
Totawa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
240 p.
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493904068
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative treatment - United States
Abstract
Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care; describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Research has demonstrated palliative care’s positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.
Contents
Current Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness -- Chapter 1. When More is Less: Overuse of medical services harms patients / Shannon Brownlee, MS, Christine Cassel, MD, and Vikas Saini, MD -- Chapter 2. Disparities in Access to Palliative Care / Cardinale B. Smith and Otis W. Brawley -- Chapter 3. Family Caregiving and Palliative Care: Aligning Theory, Practice, and Policy / Carol Levine and Carol V. O’Shaughnessy -- Settings for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- Chapter 4. This is Your Life: Achieving a Comprehensive, Person-Centered Model of Care at the Intersection of Policy, Politics, and Private Sector Innovation / Brad Stuart, M.D., Andrew MacPherson, Gary Bacher -- Chapter 5. Hospice and Health Care Reform: What is the Optimal Path? / Melissa D. Aldridge, Jean S. Kutner -- Chapter 6. Palliative Care in the Long Term Care Setting / Mary Ersek, Justine S. Sefcik, David G. Stevenson -- Measuring Quality and Paying for the Care of the Seriously Ill -- Chapter 7. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform / Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH, Anna Schenck, PhD, Helen Burstin, MD, MPH -- Chapter 8. Palliative care’s impact on utilization and costs: Implications for health services research and policy / J. Brian Cassel -- Chapter 9. Long-term Services and Supports: A Necessary Complement to Palliative Care / Judy Feder, Harriet Komisar, and Robert Berenson -- Chapter 10. The Manifest Destinies of Managed Care and Palliative Care / Richard H. Bernstein Karol DiBello -- Platforms for Improvement -- Chapter 11. Models of Care Delivery and Coordination: Palliative Care Integration within Accountable Care Organizations / Robert Sawicki, Susan Block, Lori Bishop, Monique Reese, Dottie Deremo, Susan Block, MD, Vicki Jackson, MD, and Thomas Lee, MD -- Chapter 12. Implementing a Care Planning System: How to Fix the Most Pervasive Errors in Health Care / Bernard J. Hammes, Ph.D., Linda A. Briggs, M.A., M.S., R.N., William Silvester, M.D., Kent Wilson, M.D., Sue Schettle, John Maycroft, M.P.P., Julie Sandoval, M.D., Ann E. Orders, M.H.A., Melissa Stern, M.B.A. -- Chapter 13. Igniting Action to Integrate Palliative Care in our US Health System: The Role of Disease Specific Advocacy Groups A cancer advocacy case study Rebecca Kirch, Andy Miller -- Chapter 14. What do you mean you don’t also offer palliative care? Effective public engagement to harness demand to improve care for serious illness / Sharyn M. Sutton PhD and Marian S. Grant, DNP, CRNP, RN -- Chapter 15. Research Priorities in Palliative Care for Older Adults / R. Sean Morrison, MD -- Chapter 16. Medical and Nursing Education & Training / Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, Betty R. Ferrell, RN, PhD.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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1
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Prevention of Late-Life Depression : Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities

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Olivia I. Okereke, editor. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2015.
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This book illustrates the imperative for late-life depression prevention. It introduces a broad range of approaches to prevention, and provides detailed examples of clinical and research applications of late-life depression prevention: all with consideration of medical and scientific, social, economic and global health perspectives. Current guidelines and tools for assessing depressive disorders among older adults are discussed, with a view toward applications for prevention. Written by experts…
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Okereke, Olivia I
Responsibility
Olivia I. Okereke, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 191 p. : 12 illus., 7 illus. in color)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9783319160450
9783319160443 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Depressive Disorder - prevention & control
Abstract
This book illustrates the imperative for late-life depression prevention. It introduces a broad range of approaches to prevention, and provides detailed examples of clinical and research applications of late-life depression prevention: all with consideration of medical and scientific, social, economic and global health perspectives. Current guidelines and tools for assessing depressive disorders among older adults are discussed, with a view toward applications for prevention. Written by experts in the field, this text also considers policy and economic implications for preventing late-life depression, such as the many complicating conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, that may co-occur with depression among older adults and that may incur higher total healthcare costs. Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities is an important new volume that will be useful to all providers that are concerned with the mental health of our rapidly expanding aged population.
Contents
Prevention of Major Depression: A Global Priority -- The Framework for Prevention -- Social and Behavioral Risk Factors for Late-life Depression -- Prevention of Depression in Medical Conditions -- Vascular Depression and the Role of Neuroimaging and Biomarkers -- Measurement and Assessment in Late-life Depression -- Indicated Prevention -- Selective and Universal Prevention of Late-life Depression -- Health Policy and Economic Aspects of Late-life Depression Prevention -- Depression among Blacks during Late Life: Examining Within-Group Variations -- Global Priorities and Possibilities.
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e-Book
Location
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Fractures in the Elderly : A Guide to Practical Management

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Robert J. Pignolo, Jaimo Ahn, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
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Newly revised and updated, this book provides geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons with the most vital tools to treat elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. The text uniquely encompass the etiologies of fracture in the elderly, perioperative management, the surgical treatment of common fractures in the elderly, as well as rehabilitation and prevention in the older patient. It focuses on the most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions…
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Pignolo, Robert J.
Ahn, Jaimo
Responsibility
Robert J. Pignolo, Jaimo Ahn, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 315 p.) : 41 illus., 1 illus. in color
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9783319722283
9783319722269 (print ed.)
9783319722276 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - physiology
Fractures, Bone - etiology
Fractures, Bone - prevention & control
Perioperative Care
Specialty
Geriatrics
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
Newly revised and updated, this book provides geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons with the most vital tools to treat elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. The text uniquely encompass the etiologies of fracture in the elderly, perioperative management, the surgical treatment of common fractures in the elderly, as well as rehabilitation and prevention in the older patient. It focuses on the most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions that predispose the elderly to fracture, perioperative complications and subsequent functional decline. Unlike any other text, experts in both orthopedics and geriatrics review the content of each chapter for readability and appeal to his/her respective discipline, making this the physician's ultimate guide to treating elderly patients with injuries. Fractures in the Elderly, Second Edition is a valuable resource for geriatricians, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.
Contents
Osteobiology of Aging -- Pathologic Fractures -- Falls -- Geriatric Physiology -- Anticoagulation -- Prevention and Management of Perioperative Delirium -- Anesthesia and Pain Management in Geriatric Fractures -- Postoperative Complications -- Hand and Wrist Fractures in the Elderly -- Fractures of the Shoulder and Elbow -- Vertebral Compression Fractures -- Pelvic and Hip Fractures -- Fractures of the Distal Femur -- Tibial Plateau Fractures in the Elderly -- Ankle Fractures -- Rehabilitation -- Evaluation of Bone Fragility and Fracture Prevention.
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e-Book
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