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Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York City, New York
Bruce Chernof, MD, FACP, President & Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation, Long Beach, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781284144307
  • Hardcover    486 pages      © 2019
Price: $82.95 US List
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Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient and family centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments for older adults.

Completely updated and revised, the Fifth Edition includes several new chapters, including demographic trends, age friendly health systems, payment reform and impact, the VA health system, self-care and management, impact on familial relations, vulnerable populations, building geriatric interdisciplinary teams, advance care planning, caregiver information, spiritual assessment, senior hunger, and transitions of care.

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Advanced Health Assessment, Multidisciplinary Geriatric Assessment, Nursing Care of Older Adult, Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Mature and Aging Family

Chapter  1  Through the Older Person's Eyes: What Matters
Chapter  2  The Context and Future Geriatric Care
Chapter  3  Demographic Trends: A Success Story
Chapter  4  Age-Friendly Health Systems
Chapter  5  Payment Reform, Health System Transformation, and Impact on Older Adults
Chapter  6  The VA Health System for Older Adults
Chapter  7  Following the Assessment Data--Whose Data is it: Open Notes in Real Time
Chapter  8  Assessment and Care Plans That Support Goals That Matter to the Person
Chapter  9  Self-Care Self-Management
Chapter  10  The Family Context
Chapter  11  The Social Determinants of Health
Chapter  12  Multiculturalism and Geriatric Assessment
Chapter  13  Vulnerable Populations
Chapter  14  Targeting Older Persons for Optimal Team Care Outcomes
Chapter  15  Developing and Managing a High-Functioning Interprofessional Team
Chapter  16  Building on Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT)
Chapter  17  Community Team-Based Geriatric Care
Chapter  18  Effects of Team Care on Quality and Outcomes
Chapter  19  Evidence Based Models in Action That Work
Chapter  20  Advance Care Planning
Chapter  21  Cognitive Assessment
Chapter  22  Depression Assessment and Other Mental Illnesses
Chapter  23  Recognizing Mistreatment in Older Adults
Chapter  24  Functional Assessment of Older Adults
Chapter  25  Physical Assessment
Chapter  26  Pain Assessment
Chapter  27  Caregiver Assessment
Chapter  28  Spiritual Assessment as a Key Component of Comprehensive Geriatric Care
Chapter  29  Substance Use Assessment
Chapter  30  Medication Assessment in Older Adults
Chapter  31  Mobility Assessment
Chapter  32  Nutritional Assessment as a Key Component of Comprehensive Geriatric Care
Chapter  33  Transitions of Care
Chapter  34  Assessment of Older Adults in Their Home
Chapter  35  Aging in Place: Transitional Housing and Supported Housing Models
Chapter  36  Thriving in Community
Chapter  37  Geriatric Assessment in Nursing Homes
Chapter  38  Emergency Room Assessment at the Time of Hospitalization
Chapter  39  The Older Adult Driver
Chapter  40  Advance Care Planning Through the Incorporation of Values History Discussions
Chapter  41  Clinical Assessment of Older Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Chapter  42  Assessing Disaster Preparedness and Response

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN-President, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York City, New York

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

President of The John A. Hartford Foundation

The Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Head, Division of Nursing
New York University
New York, New York

Bruce Chernof, MD, FACP-President & Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation, Long Beach, California

  • “…well written and interesting to read. The authors [present] an updated view of culture and ethnicity by avoiding stereotyping and providing examples of how poverty and poor education are often the issue.”- Gloria Brandburg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

  • “…focuses on relevant content that is applicable to day to day practice and care of older patients.”- Kathleen A. Hill-O'Neill, DNP, CRNP, NHA

  • “…relevant and important for healthcare providers to prepare patients and families regarding their future healthcare needs.”- Dr. Maria Scott, DNP, RN

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