Geriatric Practice

A Competency Based Approach to Caring for Older Adults

  • Audrey Chun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction and Approach to Caring for Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer A. Ouellet, Lisa M. Walke
      Pages 3-11
    3. Kathryn E. Callahan, Rosanne M. Leipzig
      Pages 21-27
  3. Disease Presentations in Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Katherine Roza, Nisha Rughwani
      Pages 31-48
    3. Vanessa Rodriguez, Melissa Bakar
      Pages 49-66
    4. Michael Bogaisky
      Pages 67-75
    5. Noelle Marie Javier, Martine Sanon, Sara Suleman
      Pages 87-113
  4. Multi-morbidity (Multiple Conditions)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Michelle Martinchek, Katherine Thompson
      Pages 117-127
    3. Stephanie Le, Nami Safai Haeri, Allen D. Andrade
      Pages 129-138
    4. Erika Diaz Narvaez, Komal D’Souza, Veronica Rivera
      Pages 139-155
    5. Adora Tricia V. Santos, Steven Y. Chao
      Pages 157-166
  5. Medication Management (MEDICATIONS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Sharon See
      Pages 169-175
    3. Khusbu Patel
      Pages 177-184
    4. Alan Remde, Raymond Teets
      Pages 185-199
    5. Daniel Z. Mansour, Kriti Sharma, Nicole J. Brandt
      Pages 201-209
  6. Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders (MENTATION)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Elizabeth Mann, Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Shahla Baharlou
      Pages 213-221
    3. Amy S. Aloysi, Eileen H. Callahan
      Pages 223-236
    4. Claire K. Ankuda, Olusegun Apoeso
      Pages 237-246
    5. Matthew Majeske
      Pages 247-252
    6. Hylton E. Molzof, Megan E. Petrov, Kenneth L. Lichstein
      Pages 267-278
  7. Functional Assessment/Self-Care Ability (MOBILITY)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Michele Lee, Katherine Wang
      Pages 281-290
    3. Stephanie W. Chow, Lizette Muñoz
      Pages 291-297
    4. Karin Ouchida, Parham Khalili
      Pages 299-319
    5. Kristen DeCarlo, Sara M. Bradley
      Pages 321-333
    6. Kelly Cummings, Helen Fernandez
      Pages 335-344
    7. Lindsey C. Yourman, Jean Y. Guan, Roopali Gupta
      Pages 345-355
  8. Health Promotion and Advance Care Planning (MATTERS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Mollie A. Biewald
      Pages 359-369
  9. Special Considerations for Sites/Models of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Dustin E. Suanino, Gary H. Brandeis
      Pages 379-391
    3. Barbara Morano, Joanna Jimenez-Mejia, Martine Sanon, Carmen Morano, Linda V. DeCherrie
      Pages 393-401
    4. Martine Sanon
      Pages 403-423
    5. Claire Davenport, Rebecca J. Stetzer
      Pages 425-440
    6. Ruth M. Spinner, Savitri Ramdial
      Pages 441-451
    7. Cynthia Lien, Neha Naik
      Pages 453-466
    8. Lisa A. Perez, Denise Cauble, Kathryn M. Daniel
      Pages 467-480
  10. Transitions of Care, Population Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Ogechi N. Dike, Grace Farris
      Pages 483-489
    3. Annette M. Hintenach, Judith L. Howe
      Pages 491-500
    4. Siobhan Sundel, David Sundel
      Pages 501-513

About this book


This book serves as a comprehensive reference for the basic principles of caring for older adults, directly corresponding to the key competencies for medical student and residents.  These competencies are covered in 10 sections, each with chapters that target the skills and knowledge necessary for achieving competency.  Each of the 45 chapters follow a consistent format for ease of use, beginning with an introduction to the associated competency and concluding with the most salient points for mastery.  Chapters also includes brief cases to provide context to the clinical reasoning behind the competency, strengthening the core understanding necessary to physicians of the future.


Written by expert educators and clinicians in geriatric medicine, Geriatric Practice is key resource for students in geriatric medicine, family and internal medicine, specialties, hospice and nursing home training, and all clinicians studying to work with aging patients.


Interprofessional Care Teams Geriatric competencies Geriatric education Medical skills mastery Models of care

Editors and affiliations

  • Audrey Chun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geriatrics and Palliative MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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