Geriatric Medicine focuses on health care of older people. It aims to promote health and to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. A trainee in Geriatric Medicine should develop expertise the clinical, rehabilitative, preventive, and social aspects of illness in the older adult. Specific expertise should be gained in the comprehensive assessment and management of older people with acute and chronic illness in a wide variety of clinical settings – in hospital, at the out-patients department, in an ambulatory care setting, in continuing long term care & in the patients’ own home. (RCPI – November 2013)

Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training, RCPI

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