Winter Issue, 2017

Winter Issue, 2017

Kenneth M. Madden, Editor-in-Chief, Colleen Maxwell, Associate Editor, Geriatric Medicine, Mark Rapoport, Associate Editor, Geriatric Psychiatry
Canadian Geriatrics Journal.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.20.324


In our final issue for 2017 we present a wide variety of articles, encompassing both original research and subjective commentaries on the life experiences of being a geriatrician. Byszewski et al.(1) examine the impact of a multi-media module on health professionals’ level of comfort in discussing cessation of driving. Loftus and Wiesenfeld(2) undertook a baseline quality assurance chart audit to confirm both underrecognition and poor adherence to best practices in delirium management. Dr. Colin Powell(3) describes some of the personal and professional lessons he learned on his journey from a retired geriatrician to a patient with vascular parkinsonism. Dr. Michael Gordon(4) reminisces about the personal life experiences that convinced him to become both a physician and a geriatrician. We are also happy to present the Proceedings of the Canadian Frailty Network Summit: Medication optimization for frail older Canadians, which took place in Toronto in April of this year.(5)

See you in 2018!

REFERENCES

1 Byszewski A, Power B, Lee L, et al. Driving and dementia: workshop module on communicating cessation to drive. CGJ. 2017;20(4):241–45.

2 Loftus C. A., Wiesenfeld L. A. Geriatric delirium care: using chart audits to target improvement strategies. CGJ. 2017; 20(4):246–52.

3 Powell C. From physician to patient: a personal journey. CGJ. 2017;20(4):264–67.

4 Gordon M. The cauldron of life experiences that creates the geriatrician: a personal perspective. CGJ. 2017;20(4):268–69.

5 Muscedere J, Kim P, Aitken P, et al. Proceedings of the Canadian Frailty Network Summit: Medication optimization for frail older Canadians, Toronto, Monday April 24, 2017. CGJ. 2017; 20(4):253–63.



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Canadian Geriatrics Journal, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2017

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