Gerontology for the Health Care Professional

ISBN-10: 0763756059

ISBN-13: 9780763756055

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

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Description: Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for either students pursuing a career in or practicing health care professionals. The text is clinically relevant while implementing theoretical treatment of the subject matter. The text instills an appreciation for the multidimensional aspects of aging for those who working with and care for elderly patients or clients. Written by experts across many health professions, Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Second Edition presents an up-to-date, realistic view on the aging process. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging. Each chapter includes objectives, chapter outlines, multiple-choice review questions and learning activities! New to the Second Edition: Thoroughly updated content New information on sleep, aging, and functional performance later in life A new chapter on effective communication with older people Topics Covered Include: Demographic Trends of an Aging Society Social Aspects of Aging The Physiology and Pathology of Aging Staying Healthy in Late Life Cognition and Aging The Psychological Aspects of Aging (including quality of life, personality change, and behavioral change) Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan Drug Therapy and Polypharmacy in the Elderly Sexuality and Aging The Continuum of Care (including care giving) Financing Health Care for the Elderly Health Care Providers Working with the Elderly Future Concerns in an Aging Society

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Book details

List price: $97.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

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