Basic Geriatric Nursing / Edition 5

Basic Geriatric Nursing / Edition 5

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by Gloria Hoffman Wold
     
 

Beginning with an overview of aging, this guide covers the basic skills for geriatric nursing and addresses both the psychosocial and the physical care of the elderly. Hoffman (nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College) specifically discusses theories of aging, physiologic change, communication, nutrition, medications, health assessment, cognition and perception,… See more details below

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Beginning with an overview of aging, this guide covers the basic skills for geriatric nursing and addresses both the psychosocial and the physical care of the elderly. Hoffman (nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College) specifically discusses theories of aging, physiologic change, communication, nutrition, medications, health assessment, cognition and perception, stress, sexuality, elimination, exercise, sleep and rest, and related topics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323073998
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/29/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
181,863
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Unit 1Overview of Aging1
1Trends and Issues3
2Theories of Aging22
3Physiologic Changes25
Unit 2Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing61
4Health Promotion and Health Maintenance63
5Communicating With Older Adults73
6Nutrition and Fluid Balance80
7Medications and Older Adults93
8Health Assessment of Older Adults105
9Meeting Safety Needs of Older Adults122
Unit 3Psychosocial Care of the Elderly131
10Cognition and Perception133
11Self-Perception and Self-Concept151
12Roles and Relationships163
13Coping and Stress172
14Values and Beliefs181
15End-of-Life Care187
16Sexuality and Aging200
Unit 4Physical Care of the Elderly205
17Meeting Nutritional and Fluid Needs207
18Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes222
19Elimination241
20Activity and Exercise255
21Sleep and Rest278
App. A285
App. B290
App. C295
Bibliography and Reader Reference297
Illustration Credits302
Glossary304
Index309
Student Activities319

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