Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (Oxford Medical Handbooks) Paperback – 13 Jul 2006
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This is an excellent book. It is succinct yet easy to read There are useful little boxes of How To's eg How To Give Sub-Cut Fluids, Use Digoxin, Assess Depression etc. I thought I know how to do many of these tips but I still found then useful and interesting. This is a useful book for anyone spending time looking after old patients. (BMA Medical Book Competition 2007)
...this is a brilliantly crafted book and a wonderful contribution to the field. (Doody's Notes)
About the Author
Dr Lesley Bowker qualified in 1990 from Southampton. Further training was in Wessex (SHO and registrar jobs) and Oxford (senior registrar) followed by a year in Perth (Australia) as a senior lecturer. She was a 'career geriatrician' from early days and developed a research interest in practical clinical ethics especially relating to the elderly. Her DM thesis (awarded from Southampton in 2003) was in the practical and ethical issues surrounding life-sustaining treatment in the elderly person. Her consultant appointment at Norwich in 2002 allows her to combine clinical work with education as the clinical skills coordinator for the new school of medicine at UEA. Dr Smith trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1994. She went on to do house jobs and an SHO rotation at her training hospital, which is where she developed an interest in geriatric medicine. After an ITU post in Brighton, she joined the SpR training scheme for geriatrics and GIM in the Oxford region, completing in 2003. After maternity leave, Dr Smith was appointed as a part-time consultant in Community Geriatrics and GIM for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. Her area of special interest is stroke.
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As such, appropriate management plans are given for common and complex conditions, which are often mis-managed because of a lack of support from other professionals.
Details throughout the text are made available for modified clinical skills in a COTE setting.
In particular, there are excellent chapters on "Faints and Funny Tums", drug prescribing in the elderly and stroke/neurology, which along with the other chapters give comprehensive advice on history, investigation, diagnosis and management.
While this first edition is now a little out of date, the vast majority is still perfectly relevant.
This book is useful for students completing junior rotations, as well as Foundation Doctors, and Registrars.
NB: As with all the other speciality handbooks, don't expect lots of flashy colours and anecdotes as you would in the standard OH of Clinical Medicine; though in this geriatrics book, that is hardly a detriment.
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