Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Lori L. Popejoy, PhD, APRN, BC (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: The book offers a brief overview of issues related to aging, from theory or ideas about aging to end-of-life care.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current evidence about geriatric nursing to practicing nurses. The book has no illustrations, and dense text with few useful tables. I found it difficult to use for the stated purpose.
Audience: It is written for practicing generalist nurses. Some of the chapters, such as the one on Medicare, are quite good, but overall, the organization of the book makes it difficult to use as a reference.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics, including demographics of aging, the impact of healthcare policy on older adults, normal aging, pathology in aging, and ethical issues of aging. Other books cover the same topics more thoroughly and in a more user-friendly format.
Assessment: This book has limited utility for use in the practice setting. It may be useful for nurses who desire to teach themselves more about gerontological nursing, and are looking for book that is not so packed with information.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Lori L. Popejoy, PhD, APRN, BC(University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: The book offers a brief overview of issues related to aging, from theory or ideas about aging to end-of-life care.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current evidence about geriatric nursing to practicing nurses. The book has no illustrations, and dense text with few useful tables. I found it difficult to use for the stated purpose.
Audience: It is written for practicing generalist nurses. Some of the chapters, such as the one on Medicare, are quite good, but overall, the organization of the book makes it difficult to use as a reference.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics, including demographics of aging, the impact of healthcare policy on older adults, normal aging, pathology in aging, and ethical issues of aging. Other books cover the same topics more thoroughly and in a more user-friendly format.
Assessment: This book has limited utility for use in the practice setting. It may be useful for nurses who desire to teach themselves more about gerontological nursing, and are looking for book that is not so packed with information.
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN-BC, is currently the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Chair of Health Sciences and Associate Professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing in Fairfield, CT, where she teaches gerontological nursing, community health, and nursing research. In September 2007, she will be moving to Yale University. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Wallace was coordinator of the Adult Nurse Practitioner trace, and she has maintained her ANP role by working in an assisted living community and other settings, currently in a primary care practice with a physician.

Her undergraduate degree (BSN) is from Boston University, her master's in medical-surgical nursing with a specialty in geriatrics is from Yale University, and her PhD in nursing research and theory development is from New York University. While at NYU, Dr. Wallace received a predoctoral fellowship at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. In 2004, she received the junior investigator award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society/John A. Hartford Foundation. She has served as managing editor for the Journal of Applied Nursing Research and research brief editor more recently, and she was associate editor of the Geriatric Nursing Research Digest.

Dr. Wallace is a cherished Springer Publishing author, having co-edited (with Lorrie Powel) Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment, Management, and Care (2002) and co-edited (with Joyce J. Fitzpatrick) the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its second edition (2005).

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface

    Acknowledgments

  2. The Graying of America
  3. Issues of Aging

    Medical Concerns

    Ageism - Facts and Myths of Aging

    Ethnogeriatrics and Health Care

    Gerontological Nursing

    Theories of Aging

    Summary

  4. The Health Care Delivery System
  5. 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

  6. Normal Changes of Aging
  7. Cardiovascular System

    Respiratory System

    Integumentary System

    Gastrointestinal System

    Urinary System

    Musculoskeletal System

    Sexuality/Reproductive System

    Changes in the Senses

    Neurological Changes

    Summary

  8. Assessing Older Adults
  9. Systematic Geriatric Assessment

    Health History

    Reminiscence & Life Review

    Physical Assessment

    Critical components of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    Summary

  10. Health Promotion
  11. Primary Prevention

    Secondary Prevention

    Summary

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

    Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disorders

    Diabetes Mellitus

    Infectious Diseases

    Cancer

    Parkinson's Disease

    Summary

  14. Medication Usage
  15. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

    Medication Interactions

    Generic Medications

    Inappropriate Medications

    Medication Adherence

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

    Summary

  16. Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Aging
  17. Delirium

    Depression

    Dementia

    Summary

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

    Driving

    Sexuality in Older Adults

    Gambling

    Summary

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

    Elder Mistreatment

    Pain

    Grandparenting

    Spirituality

    Summary

  22. Environments of Care
  23. Home Care

    Acute Care

    Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Assisted Living

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities

    Homeless Older Adults

    Summary

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

    Financial Planning for End of Life

    Dimensions of End-of-Life Care

    Communication

    Grieving

    Widowhood

    Hospice Care

    Summary

  26. Future Trends & Needs
  27. 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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