TSF, JAHF Presidents Write Book on Geriatric Assessment

April 19, 2018

“…well written and interesting to read. The authors [present] an updated view of culture and ethnicity by avoiding stereotyping and providing examples of how poverty and poor education are often the issue.”
—Gloria Brandburg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC


“…relevant and important for health care providers to prepare patients and families
regarding their future health care needs.” —Dr. Maria Scott, DNP, RN


The Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition, is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with person- and family-centered care.

Authored by Drs. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), and Bruce Chernof, president and CEO of The SCAN Foundation, and with contributions from other foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessment for older adults.

Completely updated and revised, the Fifth Edition includes several new chapters, including demographic trends, age-friendly health systems, payment reform and impact, the Veterans Affairs health system, self-care and management, impact on familial relations, vulnerable populations, building geriatric interdisciplinary teams, advance care planning, caregiver information, spiritual assessment, older adult hunger, and transitions of care.

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