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Assessment and management of pain in older adults

Pat Schofield.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3855 words.

Key points

• Chronic persistent pain affects at least 50% of community-dwelling older adults. • Physiological changes that occur as a result of the ageing...

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Breast Disease Management

James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley and Hugh Bishop.

October 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Breast Surgery; Allied Health Professions; Preclinical Medicine; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Clinical Skills; Surgical Skills; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Nursing Skills; Communication Skills. 264 pages.

Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one...

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Dementia and memory clinics

Alistair Burns, Richard Atkinson, Sean Page and David Jolley.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3530 words.

Key points

• Memory clinics provide a valuable service for the assessment and management of people with memory difficulties. • They have also provided a...

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Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities

David Anderson.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 5421 words.

Key points

• Depression in older people is among the most disabling of conditions. • Depression is the most common and treatable mental disorder in later...

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Frailty: challenges and progress

Peter Crome.

Edited by Frank Lally.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 5171 words.

Key points

• Frailty in older people is characterized by deteriorating health and increasing need for support. • Frailty has the features of a ‘geriatric...

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From gut feeling to evidence base: drivers and barriers to the development of health care for older people

Paul V. Knight.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 2956 words.

Key points

• Major advances in medicine, policy, and services for older people have been made over the past fifty years. • The numbers of older people in...

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Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

Edited by Frank Lally and Christine Roffe.

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 240 pages.

Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is an online clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a...

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Health and social care services for older people: achievements, challenges, and future directions

Roger Beech.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3922 words.

Key points

• The ageing of the population will increase patient demands for acute hospital beds, a scarce and expensive resource. • Health and social care...

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Incontinence, the sleeping geriatric giant: challenges and solutions

Adrian Wagg.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 9228 words.

Key points

• The prevalence of urinary incontinence increases in association with increasing age. • Behavioural and lifestyle interventions, including...

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Involving older people in the design and conduct of clinical trials

Kate Wilde and Zena Jones.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 5106 words.

Key points

• There are strong policy drivers in the UK to involve patients not only as participants in research, but also as members of the research team. •...

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