As medicine is faced with an ever-growing number of older patients with multiple and complex problems, the new edition of this textbook brings together the best minds and leaders in the field to provide authoritative guidance. A total of 30 chapter authors are UM faculty, each one having greatly contributed to the informative content of this textbook. In addition, former UM faculty, Dr. Mark A. Supiano, is one of the co-editors of this edition. Another UM and Ann Arbor link is that Emeritus Editor and Senior Advisor, Dr. William Hazzard, was an Ann Arbor high school graduate and son of a UM faculty member.
This is the first edition of the book to be published in full color, thereby greatly enhancing the many illustrations and figures included. The textbook is available in an electronic version, which is part of McGraw-Hill’s AccessMedicine.com. The new edition of the textbook recognizes the importance of care of older adults with serious illnesses near the end of life and the integral role of palliative care in geriatric medicine. Therefore, the Principles of Palliative Medicine has been established as one of the five major parts of the seventh edition, expanding the number of chapters addressing this topic as well as adding new palliative care content to many other chapters. To promote and facilitate the book’s utility as an educational resource for Geriatric Medicine fellows in training and others, each chapter now includes learning objectives and key clinical points. These have been linked to one or more of the Geriatric Fellowship Curriculum milestones to allow easy access by readers. “Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology is the most prominent textbook in our field and we are very proud that so many Michigan Medicine faculty have contributed chapters to this important work.” - Dr. Raymond Yung, Director, Geriatrics Center, Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine,Director, Institute of Gerontology, Michigan Medicine.