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Geriatric Medicine

Why should you choose Geriatric Medicine ?

Training Co-ordinator - Dr. P. Ferry

Geriatric Medicine is a specialty of medicine concerned with physical, mental, functional and social conditions in acute, chronic, rehabilitative, preventive, and end of life care in older patients. This group of patients are considered to have a high degree of frailty and active multiple pathology, requiring a holistic approach. Diseases may present differently in old age, are often very difficult to diagnose, the response to treatment is often delayed and there is frequently a need for social support.

Geriatric Medicine therefore exceeds organ orientated medicine offering additional therapy in a multidisciplinary team setting, the main aim of which is to optimise the functional status of the older person and improve the quality of life and autonomy.

Geriatric Medicine is not specifically age defined but will deal with the typical morbidity found in older patients. Most patients will be over 65 years of age but the problems best dealt with by the speciality of Geriatric Medicine become much more common in the 80+ age group.

The speciality of Geriatric Medicine is practiced in Karin Grech Rehabilitation hospital, St Vincent de Paule Residence and Mater Dei hospital. We have an active postgraduate programme spread over four years that leads to a certificate of completion of specialist training in Geriatric Medicine.

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