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Collins, Byard Geriatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology

ISBN: 978-1-107-17777-2

Erscheinungsdatum: September 2020

Einband: Hardcover + Digital: online access

Seitenzahl: 802 p.

Verlag: Cambridge

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Beschreibung

Forensic pathologists are increasingly faced with challenges when it comes to geriatric cases, due to an aging population and increased co-morbidities in the elderly. This text provides an up-to-date guide to all facets of geriatric forensic pathology, with contributions from experts from a variety of disciplines. Packed with color illustrations and case examples, chapters cover inflicted, self-inflicted and accidental trauma, as well as natural conditions leading to unexpected death. In addition, specific chapters cover a wide range of difficult and topical areas, from elder abuse, dementias and nutrition to pharmacology and toxicology issues, long-term care facilities and scene investigation. Topics such as euthanasia are also explored to provide the reader with a rich, contemporary understanding of medicolegal issues. This is an invaluable resource not only for pathologists, but also for medical practitioners and lawyers dealing with geriatric cases. The book comes packaged with online access to the text and high-resolution images.

  • A unique reference text solely dedicated to the pathology and autopsy of elderly patients
  • Each chapter of the book is a stand-alone resource, helping readers to find pertinent information easily
  • Covers a very broad range of specific geriatric diseases and conditions, many of which have not been synthesized before with a forensic focus