From lifestyle choices to medication, what factors might be contributing to your patient's incontinence? Dr. Shaw, a family doctor, and Dr. Tannenbaum, an expert in geriatric incontinence, discuss a typical clinical scenario.
Primary care physicians are increasingly frustrated with current approaches to dealing with complex patients who are aging and have multiple chronic health conditions. Narrative-based medicine competency is one solution to helping with these complex clinical encounters.
There is a lack of scientific evidence to justify the application of frailty as a prognostic or screening tool. Being labelled as “frail” may have detrimental effects on an older person’s health and well-being.
Social isolation and loneliness are health risks. Various factors, such as disability and major life events (e.g., loss of spouse) can put older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation or loneliness.
There is increasing concern about delirium in the context of surgical interventions. Dr. Harman Chaudhry, a fellow in orthopedic surgery, and Dr. Chris Patterson, a geriatrician, discuss the seminal issues pertinent to evidence-informed decision-making.