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Elderly Care Medicine For Lawyers

ISBN13: 9781859415290
ISBN: 1859415296
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The elderly as a proportion of the population has increased dramatically over the last 100 years. The health care needs of the elderly differ substantially from those of younger patients. This book will provide lawyers with readily available information on common clinical problems that lead to allegations of negligence, for example falls and fractures.

Medical Law
Common risks to which elderly patients are especially vulnerable
Vascular disease and strokes
Hospital and community services for elderly people
Endocrine and metabolic diseases and treatment
Cancer in old age
Treatment in the elderly
Age based rationing of health care exists in the NHS - but should it?
Discharge of elderly from hospital and community care
Falls in the elderly
Presentation of illness in old age
Hip fractures (fracture of femur)
Life expectancy
Incontinence of urine
Ethical issues in care of older people
Elder abuse
Pressure sores