The introduction of geriatric medicine into the medical school curriculum has created a need for definitive textbooks for medical students and teachers. Geriatric Diagnostics is neatly organized and specifically designed for introducing the subject to medical students. Its easy, readable style should also appeal to other health care workers, such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, occupational and recreational therapists, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, and others who work with the elderly.
The book has three major parts. The first provides an overview of aging and its medical, psychological, and social issues, including ethical, legal, and environmental aspects. The second