Toward Healthy Aging Human Needs and Nursing Response

ISBN-10: 0323047300

ISBN-13: 9780323047302

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Priscilla Ebersole, Theris Touhy, Patricia Hess, Kathleen Jett, Ann Schmidt Luggen

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The most comprehensive resource on caring for older adults and their families/caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7th Edition provides up-to-date information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Using Maslows hierarchy of needs, this book offers complete coverage of common, as well as not-so-common, conditions in the older adult. Key aging issues are addressed throughout, with sections devoted to basic physiologic needs, safety and security, the need to belong, self-esteem, and self-actualization. A strong focus on health and wellness emphasizes a positive approach to aging. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities to help you better understand each patients experience. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you remember these important considerations when caring for older adults. Up-to-date content on AIDS provides important information on addressing this growing concern among older adults. Each chapter is organized consistently with objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, research, and study questions/activities so information is easy to find and use. Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout in helpful tables, boxes, and forms for quick access. Case studies at the end of most chapters explore realistic patient care scenarios to help you expand your knowledge and understanding. Appendices and resource lists provide opportunities for further research and study. Companion Evolve website features instructor teaching tools and a comprehensive test bank. A full-color design with 200+ illustrations is engaging and easy to read. Healthy People 2010 boxes highlight important healthy aging considerations based on competencies identified by the AACN in conjunction with the Hartford Institute on Geriatric Nursing. Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you incorporate the latest research findings into your practice and advise you on potentially harmful practices to avoid. A new Nutritional Needs chapter includes the most current nutritional guidelines for older adults. A new Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing chapter provides the latest scales and guidelines for assessing the gerontologic patient. Expanded coverage of end-of-life issues helps you meet the needs of older adults and their families/caregivers during this difficult transition. Discussions of the economics of aging offer a better understanding of the financial challenges your patients may face. The latest pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management information helps you reduce pain and discomfort for your patients. New healthy aging strategies help you effectively care for patients with dementia and their families/caregivers.
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850

This book has practical tips on nursing management, self care and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout this concise guide. Partial Contents: PART I - ARTHRITIC DISEASES AND RELATED CONDITIONS - Osteoarthritis - Rheumatiod Arthritis - Gouty Arthritis - Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arthritis - Osteoporosis PART II - Managing Arthritis - Assessing and Managing Pain - Exercise and Physical Therapy - Patient Teaching tools and Self-Help Techniques - Quality of Life Issues - Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Foundations of Healthy Aging
Gerontological Nursing and an Aging Society
Theories of Aging
Health and Wellness
Physiologic Changes with Aging
Laboratory Values and Diagnostics
Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing NEW!
Basic Biologic Needs
Managing Basic Physiologic Needs
Biologic Maintenance Needs
Nutritional Needs NEW!
Chronic Disease in Late Life
Pain and Comfort
Geropharmacology and Psychotherapeutics in Late Life
The Use of Herbs and Supplements in Late Life
Sensory Function
Mobility
Safety and Security Needs
Environmental Safety and Security
Economic, Residential, and Legal Issues
Frailty, Vulnerability, and Elder Mistreatment
The Need to Belong
Intimacy and Sexuality in Late Life
Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
Self-Esteem
Culture, Gender, and Aging
Nursing and Aging in Rural and Frontier Settings
Cognition and Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment
Stress, Crises, and Health in Aging
Emotional Health in Late Life
Self-Actualization
Loss, Death, and Dying in Late Life
Self-Actualization, Spirituality, and Transcendence
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