Geriatric Medicine: A Pocket Book for Doctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals and Students
Geriatric Medicine is exactly what the subtitle says – a pocket guide for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and students. In its first edition it was highly valued by nurses and trainee doctors and when it went out of print there were constant queries about its reprint date from those who knew what an excellent, quick-and-easy reference it was.
In response to those queries and because of our ageing community and the implications that has for the health professionals, Geriatric Medicine is back. The second edition contains new, up-to-date material on models of service delivery, cancer and palliative care, and residential care.
For this new edition, the original four Australian authors have been joined by a fifth, a New Zealander, Wendy Busby, a teacher of geriatric medicine. The new edition has material specifically directed to services for the elderly in New Zealand.
As the picture on the front of that book tells you, the authors think that ageing can be a positive healthy experience, and with this book they are spreading the message that health professionals have a real part to play in that experience.