Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

by Meredith Wallace
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826120520

ISBN-13: 9780826120526

Pub. Date: 10/22/2007

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and

Overview

Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs, the book provides:

  • Essential clinical information and "best practices" needed to care for older adults
  • Current research and new patient approaches in gerontological nursing
  • Overviews of rarely discussed issues, such as elder abuse, cultural considerations, and restraint alternatives
  • Clinical specifications and practical applications
  • Content designed to fit into a one-semester course
Essentials of Gerontological Nursing is everything the nursing student needs to know when caring for older adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826120526
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/22/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Table of Contents

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

  1. The Graying of America
  2. Issues of Aging

    Medical Concerns

    Ageism - Facts and Myths of Aging

    Ethnogeriatrics and Health Care

    Gerontological Nursing

    Theories of Aging

    Summary

  3. The Health Care Delivery System
  4. Retirement

    Challenges Within the Current Health Care Delivery System

    Financing Health Care

    Payment Options for Older Adults Without Resources for Health Care

    Resources for Health Care

    Summary

  5. Normal Changes of Aging
  6. Cardiovascular System

    Respiratory System

    Integumentary System

    Gastrointestinal System

    Urinary System

    Musculoskeletal System

    Sexuality/Reproductive System

    Changes in the Senses

    Neurological Changes

    Summary

  7. Assessing Older Adults
  8. Systematic Geriatric Assessment

    Health History

    Reminiscence & Life Review

    Physical Assessment

    Critical components of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    Summary

  9. Health Promotion
  10. Primary Prevention

    Secondary Prevention

    Summary

  11. Pathological Disease Processes in Older Adults
  12. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disorders

    Diabetes Mellitus

    Infectious Diseases

    Cancer

    Parkinson's Disease

    Summary

  13. Medication Usage
  14. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

    Medication Interactions

    Generic Medications

    Inappropriate Medications

    Medication Adherence

    Over-the-Counter and Illegally-Obtained Narcotics and Herbal Medications

    Summary

  15. Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Aging
  16. Delirium

    Depression

    Dementia

    Summary

  17. Ethical Issues of Aging and Independence
  18. Ethical Principles

    Driving

    Sexuality in Older Adults

    Gambling

    Summary

  19. Quality of Life Issues Among Older Adults
  20. Quality of Life (QOL)

    Elder Mistreatment

    Pain

    Grandparenting

    Spirituality

    Summary

  21. Environments of Care
  22. Home Care

    Acute Care

    Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Assisted Living

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities

    Homeless Older Adults

    Summary

  23. End-of-Life Care
  24. Advance Directives

    Financial Planning for End of Life

    Dimensions of End-of-Life Care

    Communication

    Grieving

    Widowhood

    Hospice Care

    Summary

  25. Future Trends & Needs
  26. America Continues to Gray

    Changes in the Health Care Delivery System

    Ethical, Legal, and Financial Issues Related to Older Adults

    Normal Changes of Aging

    Wellness, Health Promotion, and Health Education

    Medication Management

    Geriatric Assessment

    Advances in Acute and Chronic Disease Management

    Special Issues of Aging

    Psychological and Cognitive Issues in Aging

    Environments of Care

    Spirituality and End-of-Life Care

    Conclusion

    Web Resources

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