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The encyclopedia of elder care : the comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care
Mezey, Mathy Doval.
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New York : Springer Pub., [2001]

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xl, 783 pages ; 26 cm
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RC954 .E53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care , a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources.

A first in the field, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.

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Mezey's encyclopedia supports its bold claim as the first comprehensive source devoted to current peer-reviewed information on elder care with an impressive list of editors, advisers, and contributors and inclusion of related concerns such as Medicaid, Medicare, pensions, retirement, and voluntarism. Besides acute medical care topics, the work covers ancillary subjects (restraints, wandering, suicide, relocation). Each entry provides a page to a page and a half of text, a bibliography, see also references, keywords for searching, and relevant Internet sites. The see also references do not always refer to each other. Citations in the lengthy general bibliography are for the most part not older than the 1990s, and there is a substantial subject index. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; faculty; professionals. S. G. Marvin West Chester University