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Caring for Older People in Nursing

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This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme.

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the healthcare system, and caring for older people is now the concern of every nurse. This book aims to help you understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on ...

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Overview

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme.

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the healthcare system, and caring for older people is now the concern of every nurse. This book aims to help you understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping you to examine attitudes towards older people in healthcare and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the wellbeing of the individual.

Key features:

· Easy-to-read introduction written specifically for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of your placements with older people

· Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, and shows the lived experiences of the older person

· Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education

· Plenty of activities help you to build critical thinking and graduate skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446267639
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/30/2013
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Sue Barker is a registered mental health nurse and chartered psychologist; she works at Bournemouth University in the School of Health and Social Care as a Senior Lecturer. She is also a member of Bournemouth University Dementia Institute as part of this she has undertaken consultancy and evaluation work. She has a particular interest in mental and emotional wellbeing and her PhD explored the emotional care given to women becoming mothers. Sue leads a unit on the mental health nursing programme entitled mental health and wellbeing in later life.

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Table of Contents

The Context of Nursing Older People - Michele Board and Ann Hemingway
Placement Experiences with Older People - Karen Cooper
Vulnerability and Old Age - Vanessa Heaslip
Nursing for Well-being in Later Life - Ann Hemingway and Rosalind Green
Physical Aspects of Ageing - Michele Board and Karen Cooper
Psychosocial Aspects of Ageing - Lee-Ann Fenge
Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Later Life - Sue Barker
Ageing in a Multicultural Society - Janet Scammell
Social Isolation and Lonliness in Later Life - Eleanor Jack
Interprofessional Collaboration when Working with Older People - Sarah Hean and Sue Smith
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