Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging

ISBN-10: 0323057012

ISBN-13: 9780323057011

Edition: 3rd 2009

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Description: With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients' experience. Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you understand these important considerations when caring for older adults. Healthy aging strategies maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients with dementia and their caregivers. Consistent chapter organization includes learning objectives, research, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use. Incorporates assessment guidelines throughout provide useful tools for practice. End-of-chapter activities and discussion questions help you expand your knowledge and understanding of the content. Resource lists provide you with additional means to explore ways to care for the older adult. Incorporates the core competencies identified by the AACN and the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Healthy People 2010 boxes assist you in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Expanded sexuality-related content includes older adults living with AIDS and STDs. Genetics section reflects the emergence of the role of genetics in gerontological assessment.

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List price: $68.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction to Healthy Aging
Aging in the United States
Healthy, Wellness, and Aging
Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs
Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles
Gerontological Nursing: Growth of a Specialty
Gerontological Nursing Education
Roles in Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological Nursing and Gerontology Organizations
Communicating with Elders
Communicating with Elders: General Principles
Communication with Elders with Neurological Disorders
Communication with Elders with Cognitive Impairment
The Life Story
Culture and Aging
The Gerontological Explosion
Health Disparities
Increasing Cultural Competence
Documentation for Optimal Care
Documentation Across Health Care Settings
Changes of Aging
Theories and Physical Changes of Aging
Biological Theories of Aging
Physical Changes that Accompany Aging
Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Life Span Development Approach
Types of Aging
Sociological Theories of Aging
Psychological Theories of Aging
Spirituality and Aging
Cognition and Aging
Learning in Late Life
Nutritional Needs
Nutrition and Aging
Factors Affecting Fulfillment of Nutritional Needs in Aging
Health Conditions Affecting Nutrition
Fluids and Continence
Rest, Sleep, and Activity
Rest and Sleep
Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet
Healthy Feet
Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety
Mobility, Safety, and Satisfaction
Falls and Risk Reduction
Environmental Safety
Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing
Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing
Safe Medication Use for Older Adults
Medication Issues and Older Adults
Psychotropic Medications
Coping With Chronic Disorders In Late Life
Living with Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness
Theoretical Frameworks for Chronic Illness
Pain and Comfort
Acute and Persistent Pain
Diabetes Mellitus
Bone and Joint Problems
Musculoskeletal System
Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing
Diseases Affecting Vision
Diseases of the Ear
Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Respiratory Disorders
Cognitive Impairment
Overview of Cognitive Impairment
Overview of Dementia
Caregiving for Persons with Dementia
Caring For Elders And Their Caregivers
Economic and Legal Issues
Social Security
Medicare and Medicaid
Care for Veterans
Long-Term Care Insurance
Legal Issues in Gerontological Nursing
Elder Mistreatment and Neglect
The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study
Abuse and Neglect Assessment
Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
Late Life Transitions
Intimacy and Sexuality
AIDS and the Elderly
Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life
Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life
Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders
Depression Rating Scales
Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life
Death and Dying
The Needs of the Dying and Their Families and Implications for Gerontological Nursing
Dying and the Nurse
Decision Making at End of Life
Care Across the Continum
Residential Options in Late Life
Improving Transitions Across the Continuum of Care
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