Challenges in Long-Term Geriatric and Palliative Care: Topics, Pictures, Case Histories


Jochanan E. Naschitz
Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues
BISAC: MED032000
DOI: 10.52305/QCXS5501

Practice guidelines for management of conditions prevalent in long-term geriatric care are based, by and large, on expert consensus and rarely on controlled studies. Though enforced by tradition, some of the rules often applied in clinical practice fall short of scientific foundation. In lacking high-grade scientific evidence, geriatric practice might benefit from an ‘evidence-balanced’ approach. A step forward in this direction is by corroboration of observational data.

In this book, we brought our share of observational data, input from our experience in geriatric care, to be merged with the profession’s collective information base. Seventy-five case histories illustrate a variety of conditions met at the bedside, some of them challenging the clinician’s expertise and judgement. We hope that illustrating clinical practice in the real-world might be a suitable addition for physicians.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Clinical Skills

Chapter 3. Dialogue with the Laboratory

Chapter 4. Dementias: Acute and Subacute

Chapter 5. Coma

Chapter 6. Syncope

Chapter 7. Blood Pressure Management

Chapter 8. Chronic Feeding Intolerance

Chapter 9. Dehydration

Chapter 10. Hyponatremia

Chapter 11. Adverse Drug Reactions

Chapter 12. Pressure Injury

Chapter 13. Skin Ulcers Other Than Pressure Injury

Chapter 14. Erysipelas and Cellulitis

Chapter 15. Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex Spectrum Diseases

Chapter 16. Bruises

Chapter 17. Outbreaks in the Long-Term Care Facility

Chapter 18. Palliative Care: The Multidimensional Challenge


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