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

  1. Preface



  2. History and Development of Geriatric Nursing
  3. 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

  4. Geriatric Nurse Pioneers and Their Contributions
  5. 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


  6. Nurses in Action: The Second Generation
  7. 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


  8. Geriatric Nurse Leaders Today
  9. 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


  10. Recognition of Geriatric Care as a Specialty Practice
  11. Components of the Geriatric Nursing Specialty

    Endowed Chairs: The Florence Cellar
    Gerontological Nursing Chair


    Standards of Practice in Geriatric Nursing




  12. Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Affiliates
  13. 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


  14. Educational Programs and Publications for Geriatric and Gerontological Nurses
  15. Education



  16. Nursing Research and Geriatric Care
  17. 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


  18. Elements of Attracting Nurses to the Field
  19. Mentorship

    The Importance of Faculty

    A Field of Dreams


  20. Nursing and the Future Care of the Aged: Possibilities and Opportunities
  21. 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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