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Homburger and Bonner's Medical Care and Rehabilitation of the Aged and Chronically Ill, 3rd Ed.
Homburger and Bonner's Medical Care and Rehabilitation of the Aged and Chronically Ill 3rd Ed Author:Charles D. Bonner, M.D. Although the quality of rehabilitative care given to aged and chronically ill patients has improved in recent years, information is not yet widespread on what can be done for these patients, where to send them for treatment, and what is actually done during treatment. — Dr. Bonner's new book -- a complete and enlarged revision -- describes a wide... more » variety of approaches to successfully caring for the aged or chronically ill patient. Five new chapters have been added to 15 chapters contained in the previous edition. Lower extremity amputations, how they affect the aged, and a description of the complete process of rehabilitation including selection of a prosthesis, training the patient to use the prosthesis, and the emotional impact of amputation on the patient are now discussed in detail. The role of the psychiatrist in dealing with patient and staff relationships as well as tips on choosing and using crutches, canes, and walkers are also covered in newly added chapters.
Another new chapter discusses the value of home evaluations by the rehabilitation team to keep the patient safe and more independent. Finally, a candid look at the health insurance system in this country is presented along with a discussion of what the elderly may or may not expect from existing medical programs and wha they should look fo in a good program. More than 100 new illustrations have also been included to help clarify techniques described in the book.
This practical, working guide is of interest to physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other paraprofessionals involved in the care and rehabilitation of aged and chronically ill patients.