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The Elderly Patient With Heart Failure

Christopher Ward and Neil Gillespie

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter starts by discussing older patients, and by presenting the aspirations of patients with heart failure (HF) and specific age-related problems. The aetiology of HF in the elderly and the ... More


“Tell Him Not to Drive”

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reflects on various issues surrounding medical care of the elderly. It first shares his views regarding an older patient's ability to drive a motor vehicle safely, giving examples of ... More


The evolution of Advance Care Planning in Australia with a focus on hospital care

William Silvester and Karen M Detering

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter describes the synopsis of evolution of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Australia, the results of a randomized controlled trial of ACP in elderly inpatients, and the key elements to ... More


The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Clare L. Stacey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly ... More


Communication Skills and Ethics

Gautam Mehta, Bilal Iqbal, and Deborah Bowman

in Clinical Medicine for the MRCP PACES: Volume 2: History-Taking, Communication and Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199557493
eISBN:
9780191917820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199557493.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Capacity is at the heart of ethical decision making. Capacity to make choices about healthcare will rarely, if ever, be assessed without the benefit of input from a clinician. Often it is assumed ... More


Drugs and other physical treatments

Rebecca McKnight, Jonathan Price, and John Geddes

in Psychiatry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198754008
eISBN:
9780191917011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754008.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

This chapter is about the use of drugs and electroconvul­sive therapy (ECT). Stimulants for ADHD are covered in Chapter 32, and psychological treatments in Chapter 14. This is a convenient way of ... More


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