Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach

Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence-Based Approach
2nd Ed.
2015 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Lisa C. Hutchison PharmD, FCCP, MPH, BCPS; Rebecca B. Sleeper PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-435-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-58528-436-8
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Evidence Based Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine


As the number of older patients surge, so too will the medication management challenges pharmacists and other healthcare providers face with this population. Providing care for these often complex cases means not only staying on top of new medications and therapies, but dealing with a wide range of other issues as well.

Now in its second edition, Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, by Lisa C. Hutchison and Rebecca B. Sleeper, offers the full support you need to provide the most effective medication management and therapeutic decisions. This text is unique, not only as a comprehensive overview of major issues in geriatric pharmacotherapy and a core textbook for students, but as a resource for all healthcare professionals who treat elderly patients.

Covering all major topics and issues, the second edition provides the most current information and proven strategies in one comprehensive guide, including associated issues which impact therapy, such as the coordination of care across multiple venues and caregivers.

Inside this edition you will find:

  • • Summarized treatment guidelines
  • • Evidence based reviews
  • • Recommendations for the frail elderly
  • • Case studies and clinical pearls
  • • Key points, terms, definitions
  • • Self-assessment questions
  • • Extensively referenced
  • • New chapters on Palliative and Hospice Care and Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship

The demands of an aging population mean that a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy is now essential for all healthcare providers. Written by practicing geriatric specialists, Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition, provides all the detailed information and practical guidance you need.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 93/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is quite comprehensive. I would use it in the classroom and would recommend it to pharmacy residents, medical students/residents, and pharmacists to expand their knowledge in geriatrics. This edition contains updated therapeutic guidelines and references, covers more disease states, and adds topics such as hospice and palliative care."

-- Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review

"This is a much needed review of available clinical evidence for disease states encountered in the geriatric population. Many general pharmacotherapy textbooks devote little space exclusively to the unique characteristics and medication management needs of older patients."

-- Susan Kent, PharmD, CGP (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - previous edition


This is a valuable and much needed book for pharmacy practitioners caring for geriatric patients. Intended as a textbook for pharmacy students, each chapter contains clear objectives, defines key terms, provides clinical pearls and case studies, and includes chapter summaries as well as self-assessment questions.

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