192051 - How to Treat quiz: Haematology in the elderly
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How to Treat quiz: Haematology in the elderlyRelevance to General Practice
Most haematological disorders, as well as thrombosis and bleeding, increase with age. Myelodysplastic syndromes and other disorders also increase with age, and early identification is being adopted in general practice by the exclusion of nutritional and other contributors. Significant advances have been made in the assessment and identification of elderly patients regarding their suitability for various treatment modalities.
Novel therapies are being developed with tolerability as a focus, and a targeted approach is likely in the future. While the increased rates of thrombosis and bleeding are unavoidable in the elderly, simplifying treatment regimens and improving the safety of pharmacotherapy is guiding the discipline to safer prescribing.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Care of older people
- Oncology and palliative care