Caring for Older Adults Holistically / Edition 4

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"This updated text covers concepts of normal and abnormal aging processes, with an emphasis on the normal aging process and a wellness lifestyle. With a strong clinical practice emphasis, it focuses on providing the specialized skills needed to meet the needs of elderly patients.

"The chapters are well-organized and presented in logical order using vocabulary that is easily understood. The learning objectives, summaries, case studies and discussion, and sample questions further enhance student learning. The presentation of the normal aging process according to system changes and emphasis on health promotion lifestyles and activities is excellent. In addition, the strong focus on application of theory affords the student the opportunity to better prepare for the NCLEX Exam." — J. B, RN, MSN, State University of New York, College at Brockport"

"...newly updated, focusing on nursing in acute care, long- term care, home-health care, and other settings...emphasizes wellness issues, incorporates nursing diagnosis and care planning, covers leadership/management issues, and more."

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Presents practical, positive, state-of-the-art thinking on the subject of gerontologic nursing, covering normal and abnormal processes of aging with an emphasis on the normal aging process, a wellness lifestyle, and promotion of functional ability in the presence of illness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803616790
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/29/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Aging Experience 2
Ch. 2 Promoting Wellness 16
Ch. 3 The Management Role of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse 32
Ch. 4 Use of the Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis in the Care of the Older Adult 54
Ch. 5 Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding the Elderly 80
Ch. 6 End-of-Life Issues 92
Ch. 7 Environments of Care 108
Ch. 8 Common Infectious Diseases 124
Ch. 9 Common Medical Diagnoses 139
Ch. 10 Physiological Assessment 158
Ch. 11 Common Clinical Problems: Physiological 177
Ch. 12 Psychological Assessment 196
Ch. 13 Common Clinical Problems: Psychological 212
Ch. 14 Restorative Care 233
Ch. 15 Pharmacology and Its Significance for Older Adults 250
Ch. 16 Laboratory Values and the Older Adult 265
Unit Resources 285
App. A 287
App. B 289
Index 291
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