The gold-standard text on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly – completely updated with a new full-color presentation
The definitive treatise on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive text combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics, offering a uniquely holistic approach to this ever-expanding area of medicine. Written by some of the world’s most respected geriatricians, Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition presents up-to-date, evidence-based information in a rich new full-color design. Unmatched as a textbook, this classic is also valuable to fellows in geriatric medicine.
Hazzards’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition is logically divided into five parts: Principles of Gerontology, Principles of Geriatrics, Geriatric Syndromes, Principles of Palliative Medicine, and Organ Systems and Diseases. Within its pages, you will find balanced, authoritative coverage of every essential topic – from evaluation and management to nutrition and palliative medicine.
Here’s why the Seventh Edition is the best edition ever:
- NEW full-color design with hundreds of color photographs
- NEW chapters: Quality of Care in Older Adults, Common Non-Pain Symptoms in Older Adults, Strategies of Effective Communication Around Advanced Illness, Palliative Medicine in the Continuum of Care Including Hospice, Coagulation Disorders, and Plasma Cell Disorders
- MORE chapters on Palliative Medicine
- NEW Learning Objectives and Key Points added to each chapter
- MORE tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms
- EVIDENCE-BASED through the use of the latest clinical practice guidelines , references to systemic reviews, and critically appraised topics
- UPDATED to reflect the most current clinical breakthroughs and advances for managing older adults in various settings
About the Author
Jeffrey B. Halter, MD is Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Director, Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan.
Joseph G. Ouslander, MD is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Sciences, Professor (Courtesy) at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.
Stephanie Studenski, MD, MPH is Senior Investigator, Chief, Longitudinal Studies Section, National Institutes of Health.
Kevin P. High, MD, MS is Executive Vice President, Health System Affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Health, the Tinsley R. Harrison Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Chief, Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Sanjay Asthana, MD is the Duncan G. and Lottie H. Ballantine Chair in Geriatrics, Professor and Head, Section of Geriatrics & Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Mark A. Supiano, MD is the D. Keith Barnes, MD and Dottie Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair in Medicine, Professor and Chief, Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Director, VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Executive Director, University of Utah Center on Aging.
Christine S. Ritchie, MD, MSPH is Professor of Medicine, Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics.