Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 3rd Edition eBook [Latest PDF] 2018 Download
Medical curricula are still structured around diseases and technologies, rather than people with diseases and people needing technologies. The majority of such people are old. Even more importantly, geriatrics has to transcend gaps in ‘evidence-based medicine’.
Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine -3rd Edition 2018
This is only partly because older people, and especially frail older people, are left out of clinical trials; there is also a philosophical gap. We start life with different levels of health and function, and we age at different rates.
Older people come to differ from each other more than do younger people; logic requires that they are treated as individuals, not as members of the homogeneous groups assumed in the rationale of conventional trial evidence.
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Authors of Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine -3rd Edition 2018
Lesley K. Bowker, Consultant in Older People’s Medicine; Clinical Skills Director and Honorary Professor, Norfolk and Norwich University Foundation Hospital; Norwich Medical School University of East Anglia, UK,James D. Price, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Ku S. Shah, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Sarah C. Smith, Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr Sarah Smith trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1994. She went on to do house jobs and an SHO rotation at her training hospital, which is where she developed an interest in geriatric medicine. After an ITU post in Brighton, she joined the SpR training scheme for geriatrics and GIM in the Oxford region, completing in 2003. After maternity leave, Dr Smith was appointed as a part-time consultant in Community Geriatrics and GIM for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. Her area of special interest is stroke.