According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number Americans over age 65, "will more than double between now and the year 2050, to 80 million." As a result, more people will need care than ever before. The recently published Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition from Editors Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation and Bruce Chernof, MD, FACP, President & Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation takes a contemporary approach in line with patient and family centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments for older adults.Completely updated and revised, the Fifth Edition includes several new chapters, including demographic trends, age friendly health systems, payment reform and impact, the VA health system, self-care and management, impact on familial relations, vulnerable populations, building geriatric interdisciplinary teams, advance care planning, caregiver information, spiritual assessment, senior hunger, and transitions of care.
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“…well written and interesting to read. The authors [present] an updated view of culture and ethnicity by avoiding stereotyping and providing examples of how poverty and poor education are often the issue.”- Gloria Brandburg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
“…focuses on relevant content that is applicable to day to day practice and care of older patients.”- Kathleen A. Hill-O'Neill DNP, CRNP, NHA
“…relevant and important for healthcare providers to prepare patients and families regarding their future healthcare needs.”- Dr. Maria Scott, DNP, RN
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