Interdisciplinary Casebook in Geriatric Communication. Dreher BB, Alte J, Danville, III, Interstate Printers & Publishers, Ine, 1989, 84 pages, paperback.
This 84-page paperback addresses eight types of salient communication barriers that exist among the elderly with an identified physical or mental health problem and provides strategies that professionals might use for facilitating "open and meaningful communication with both the elderly individual and the other available caregivers."
Each of the presenting problems of the elderly, and how a particular type of health practitioner might address these issues, constitutes the eight concisely written chapters of the book. These include hearing and visual impairment, cancer, osteoarthritis, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.
This is an excellent reference book for a broad range of health professionals, and undergraduate students in nursing, gerontology, and related disciplines. Particularly noteworthy are the case studies, the clarity of the concepts and principles, recent references, and the conciseness of a book that covers a broad range of pertinent gerontological health-care issues.