Geriatric Nursing: Growth of a Specialty / Edition 1

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With five years in interviewed contributions from the pioneers of geriatric nursing who laid the foundations for the profession to the geriatric nurse leaders who continue the specialty today, we are given the opportunity to see first-hand how geriatric nursing began, evolved, and continues to flourish. Covering the scope of the specialty -how to become a geriatric nurse, what organizations and publications exist in the field, standards of practice, certification and licensure, and future directions?this text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826126498
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Priscilla Ebersole, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been involved in geriatric/gerontologic nursing for 35 years. She has written, with coauthors, nin textbooks on geriatric nursing. She is a professor emerita, retired from San Francisco State University School of Nursing in 1995. From 1981 to 1984 she acted as field director of the geriatric nurse practitioner project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the Mountain States Health Corporation in Boise. In 1987 she was named Educator of the Year by the American College of Health Care Administration. In 1988, Dr. Ebersole was a visiting professor at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where she occupied the Florence Cellar endowed gerontologic nursing chair. In 1997, Dr. Ebersole was inducted into the Hall of Fame at San Francisco State University. From 1991 until January 2006 she was the editor of the Geriatric Nursing Journal


Theris A. Touhy, ND, APRN, BC, is an Associate Professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Dr. Touhy has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in gerontological nursing for 25 years, combining teaching and research with practice in the long-term care setting. She was the recipient of the Geriatric Faculty Award from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing/AACN in 2003 and the Marie Haug Award for Excellence in Aging Research, Case Western Reserve University, in 1998. She is coauthor, with Dr. Ebersole, Dr. Patricia Hess, and Dr. Kathleen Jett of the textbook Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging as well as the forthcoming 7th edition of Toward Healthy Aging.

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Table of Contents



• History and Development of Geriatric Nursing

Background and Significance

The Beginning Specialty of Geriatric Nursing

Origin of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Influence of Medicine

Influence of Social, Economic, and Political Eras

1800-1930: Poorhouses, Almshouses, and the Call for Reform

1930-1960: From Almshouse to Nursing Home

1960-1985: Medicare, Nursing Homes, and the Birth of Modern Gerontological Nursing

1985 to Present: Geriatric Nursing Comes of Age
• Geriatric Nurse Pioneers and Their Contributions

Nurses at War

Mary Opal Womanin

Doris Schwartz

Irene Burnside

Bernita (Bea) Steffl

Laurie Martin Gunter

Barbara Helen Allen Davis

Mary Starke Harper

Virginia Stone

Dorothy Virginia Moses

The Nursing Home Pioneers

Ileta Blanche McFadden Shields

Eldonna Shields-Kyle

Ella Kick

Sister Marilyn Schwab

• Nurses in Action: The Second Generation

The Second Generation

Priscilla Ebersole

Faye Glenn Abdellah

Dolores Marsh Alford

Sister Rose Therese Bahr

Beverly Baldwin

H. Terri Brower

Rita Chow: A Tailor's Daughter

Lois Evans

Terry Fulmer

May Futrell

Jeanie Kayser-Jones

Mary Lund

Mathy Mezey

Neville Strumpf

Ann Whall

Thelma Wells

May Wykle

• Geriatric Nurse Leaders Today

Cornelia Beck

Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter

Virginia Burggraf

Kathleen Fletcher

Marquis (Mark) Foreman
Susan Crocker Houde

Ann Schmidt Luggen

Diane Feeney Mahoney

Marianne Laporte Matzo

Graham McDougall

Karen Devereaux Melillo

Robin Remsburg

Barbara Resnick

Elizabeth Capezuti

• Recognition of Geriatric Care as a Specialty Practice

Components of the Geriatric Nursing Specialty

Endowed Chairs: The Florence Cellar
Gerontological Nursing Chair


Standards of Practice in Geriatric Nursing



• Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Affiliates

The National Gerontological Nursing Association

National Gerontological Nurses Association Leaders

National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care

Leaders of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association

Leaders of the Canadian Gerontological Association

Gerontological Society of America

American Society on Aging

The American Geriatrics Society

The American Nurses Association

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

• Educational Programs and Publications for Geriatric and Gerontological Nurses



• Nursing Research and Geriatric Care

Veterans Association Medical Centers

National Institute for Nursing Research

The National Institute on Aging

Research Contributions of National Significance by Geriatric Nurses

Private Nonprofit Foundations

Current Research in Geriatric Nursing

Research Needed

• Elements of Attracting Nurses to the Field


The Importance of Faculty

A Field of Dreams

• Nursing and the Future Care of the Aged: Possibilities and Opportunities

Older Americans' Well-Being

Health and Wellness

Online Education

Emerging Geriatric Nursing Roles

Celebrating Progress

Futuristic Thoughts


Websites of Interest to Geriatric Nurses



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