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Cassel, Christine K.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 170 publications in 2 languages and 10,149 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Textbooks  Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine K Cassel
Approaching death : improving care at the end of life by Marilyn J Field( )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approaching Death reflects a wide-ranging effort to understand what we know about care at the end of life, what we have yet to learn, and what we know but do not adequately apply. It seeks to build understanding of what constitutes good care for the dying and offers recommendations to decisionmakers that address specific barriers to achieving good care." "This volume presents a profile of when, where, and how Americans die. It examines the dimensions of caring at the end of life: determining diagnosis and prognosis and communicating these to patient and family, establishing clinical and personal goals, and matching physical, psychological, spiritual, and practical care strategies to the patient's values and circumstances."--Jacket
The practical guide to aging : what everyone needs to know( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At last, there exists a single, accessible manual that covers every aspect of getting older. Written by the top experts in their respective fields, A Practical Guide to Aging asks, and answers, the questions that concern us all. Informative charts and graphs supplement concise, sensibly structured chapters on individual subjects, making the book well-suited both for casual reading and handy reference. A comprehensive listing, organized by category and with vital information, of major national and regional organizations that deal with aspects of aging is also included, as is an annotated bibliography that steers readers to other works of interest written for a general audience."--Jacket
Medicare matters : what geriatric medicine can teach American health care by Christine K Cassel( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Geriatric medicine : an evidence-based approach by Christine K Cassel( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the publication of the third edition of Geriatric Medicine, extraordinary advances have occurred in the science of aging and the potential for biomedical research to give us answers to many, if not most, of the age-related disorders that threaten the quality of life in older years. At the most basic level, the successful mapping of the human genome was declared complete in the fall of 2000. Understanding the map of the human genome is as important as understanding the map of genomes of important laboratory species, ranging from the microscopic worms and fruitflies used in most classic genetic studies to rodents such as laboratory mice, and eventually to primates, on which much of the research on the aging human brain is done. The genetic maps of all of these species, including our own, does not answer clinical questions, but it does open the door to dramatic, rapid, and efficient answers to questions about the genetic polymorphisms related to diseases in humans. The telomerase story also unfolded since the third edition. Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for maintaining the telomeres--the redundant DNA portions at the end of chromosomes--whose shortening seems to be linked directly to cell senescence, apoptosis, and the control over cell death, which, at the level of the individual cell, seems to be linked to the decline of organ function and eventually aging and death within the organism."--Taken from preface
Geriatric medicine by Christine K Cassel( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and German and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reorganized into a single, tightly focused volume, the new edition of Geriatric Medicine offers practical, authoritative, and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. The thorough revision includes new chapters on "Urinary Incontinence" and "Falls" as well as expanded discussions of rheumatic/orthopedic disorders and neuropsychological testing. Particularly noteworthy is the superb chapter on "Dementia"; written by a neurologist and a psychiatrist, it provides a remarkably complete account of the dementing disorders. The book also reviews central issues in health care systems and policies, including the unique legal aspects of caring for older persons and the rising importance of home care
Fundamentals of geriatric medicine : a case-based approach by Rainier P Soriano( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the population ages, the unique needs of elderly patients are becoming increasingly important to practitioners of primary care, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine. Physicians need a handy resource that presents the essentials of geriatric medicine and suggests simple ways to provide better care. Experts in geriatric medicine have streamlined Cassel's classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, Fourth Edition, into this concise guide filled with focused information and case-based instruction. This handbook addresses the complexity of disease prevention and presentation in elderly patients, as well as geriatric pharmacology. Medicare and Medicaid, and conditions common to elderly patients, including depression, dementia, and hypertension, are also covered. Numerous graphs and tables are included throughout the book to assist the reader in processing the information presented and incorporating it into clinical practice. This practical guide is an essential resource for all those caring for the elderly
Ethical dimensions in the health professions by Ruth B Purtilo( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth edition of this bestselling title is designed to help you think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions you'll face in practice - in any health care discipline. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this multi-disciplinary text provides an expert framework for making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients and clients."--BOOK JACKET
Nuclear weapons and nuclear war : a source book for health professionals by Christine K Cassel( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geriatric medicine( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geriatric medicine by Christine K Cassel( )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical ethics by Greg A Sachs( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical and policy issues in the care of the nursing home patient( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of life care( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palliative care addresses the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and existential needs of patients facing a serious illness or death. An important component of such care is pain management. Sadly, 50% of patients experience moderate or severe pain at least half of the time within their last few days. Physician causes of inadequate pain management include lack of pain assessment skills, lack of knowledge about pain management, avoiding the use of opioids, and fearing addiction. In this program, the Mount Sinai team explores the elements of good palliative care and discusses the barriers to adequate pain control for patients in need
Ethical foundations of palliative care for Alzheimer disease( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles for care of patients at the end of life : an emerging consensus among the specialties of medicine by Christine K Cassel( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aging of the human species by Stuart Jay Olshansky( )

2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geriatric medicine( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 : Fundamentals of Geriatric Care by Christine K Cassel( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical patient care : a casebook for geriatric health care teams by Mathy Doval Mezey( )

2 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to teach effective and responsible group decision making to clinicians working in teams to treat older patients. The editors use case studies to present ethical dilemmas that team members encounter
 
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Approaching death : improving care at the end of life
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The practical guide to aging : what everyone needs to knowMedicare matters : what geriatric medicine can teach American health careGeriatric medicine : an evidence-based approachGeriatric medicineFundamentals of geriatric medicine : a case-based approachEthical foundations of palliative care for Alzheimer diseaseEthical patient care : a casebook for geriatric health care teams
Alternative Names
Cassel, C. K.

Languages
English (136)

German (1)