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Health in the Later Years

ISBN-10: 0078028493
ISBN-13: 9780078028496
Edition: 5th 2013
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List price: $234.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.156

Health in the Later Yearsis designed for college students, both undergraduate and undergraduate, in diverse fields of study, particularly those planning a career in health and human services. The text provides a comprehensive, scientific approach to health related topics affecting elders and those who care for them. Included are chapters that address the major influences on the health of older persons: demography, chronic and acute illnesses, mental health and disorders, medication use, physical activity and nutrition, sexuality, health promotion, medical and long term care, and death and dying, among others. The text takes a "whole person" approach to health including ample attention to cultural differences, psycho-social, economic, and cohort differences.

Armeda Ferrini, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health and Community Services at California State University at Chico, received her M.S. in Family and Child Development at Kansas State University and her Ph.D. in Health Science at the University of Utah. She has been teaching the course, Health in the Later Years, for more than 25 years.

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of Edgemoor, a 170-bed long-term care facility for the indigent run by the County of San Diego in Santee, California. Her duties include both administrative responsibilities and clinical care.. Dr. Ferrini received her M.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 1991 and her Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health in 1995. She completed a General Preventive Medicine Residency at California State University, San Diego/University of California San Diego Joint Residency Program. She has Board Certifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and is a certified nursing home medical director from the American Medical Director’s Association. She has published extensively in the areas of medical practice guidelines and policy-making, as well as education, pain control and epidemiology.

Preface
Introduction: The Study of Health and Aging
How Old Is Old?
The Study of Aging
Our Nation's Elders: The Facts
Ageism
Who Are Our Nation's Elders?
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Working with Minority Elders: Obstacles and Opportunities
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Biologic Aging Theories and Longevity
Living Long and Well
Studying Longevity
Overview of Cell Reproduction and Repair
Biologic Theories of Aging
Attempts to Extend the Length of Life
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Changes in the Body with Age
Studying the Physiological Process of Aging
Defining Age Changes
The Integumentary System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Cardiovascular System
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Genital System
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Chronic Illnesses: The Top Five Killers
The Nature of Chronic Illness
Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness
The Five Major Killers
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Other Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Digestive Disorders
Circulatory Conditions
Urogenital Disorders
Skin Conditions
Neurological Disorders
Vision Disorders
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Acute Illnesses and Accidents
Acute Illnesses in Elders
Accidents
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Transitions in Later Life
Mental Disorders
Psychoactive Medications
Psychological Therapy
Mental Health Services
Factors Limiting Use of Mental Health Services
Financing Mental Health Care
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Medication Use
Medication Overview
Elder Medication Use and Cost
Pharmacokinetics
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs
Prescription Drags
Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs
Polypharmacy
Drag Interactions
Adverse Drag Reactions
Medication Errors
Promoting Effective Drag Use
Alternatives to Drags
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Physical Activity
Components of Physical Fitness
Benefits of Physical Activity
Hazards of Inactivity
Exercise to Prevent and Treat Disease
Exercise: A Prescription for Health
Elders' Activity Level
Exercise Promotion
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Nutrition
Essential Dietary Components
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Study of Diet and Nutrition
Nutritional Status of Elders
Common Nutritional Problems
Dietary Considerations for Selected Diseases and Conditions
Effect of Drag Use on Nutritional Status
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Factors Affecting Nutritional Status
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Education and Counseling
Nutrition Programs
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Sexuality
Misconceptions of Elder Sexuality
Sexual Activity in Later Life
Changes in Sexual Response with Age
Sexuality in Special Elder Populations
The Effect of Chronic Illness on Sexuality
Other Factors Influencing Sexual Function
Sexual Dysfunction
Sex Education
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Prevention and Health Promotion
Prevention: An Overview
The Healthy People Initiative
Primary Prevention: Vaccines and Pills
Secondary Prevention: Screening
Tertiary Prevention
Preventive Services: Utilization and Expenditures
Health Promotion
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Medical Care
Financing Medical Care
Medical Care: Issues to Address
Advances in Medical Care
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Long-Term Care
The Need for Long-Term Care
Funding Sources for Long-Term Care
Home Care
Nursing Homes
Planning for Long-Term Care
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Dying, Death, and Grief
Death Defined
Who Should Decide?
Advance Directives
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Choosing to Die/Suicide
Attitudes Toward Dying and Death
Options on Where to Die
The Dying Trajectory
Caring for the Dying
Bereavement and Grief
Summary
Activities
Bibliography
Index

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