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A Comprehensive Guide to Rehabilitation of the Older Patient, 4th Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to Rehabilitation of the Older Patient, 4th Edition


Editors Shane O’Hanlon (St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital) and Marie Smith (Royal Hospital Donnybrook)

A new textbook will help all health professionals involved in the rehabilitation of older people to provide their patients with the highest possible quality of life and autonomy. It includes authors from St Vincent’s University Hospital, St Columcille’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital as well as a diverse team of international experts. The text is suitable for doctors in all specialties that see older patients as well as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, physician associates, healthcare assistants and others including patients, family members and students.

The book is written in an accessible no-jargon style and provides a patient-centred perspective on recent advances in the field of rehabilitation. It comprises 624 pages and includes a Resources section and multiple choice questions.

It covers topics from ageing and frailty to deconditioning, planning a safe discharge, specialist rehabilitation in areas such as orthopaedics, stroke and cancer, community rehabilitation, and practical advice including how to run a family meeting. It has a chapter on rehabilitation equipment, one on keeping people engaged in rehabilitation and a section on common problems like pain, sleep and sexuality.

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Article taken from IEHG e-Zine March 21.

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