Gerontologic Nursing / Edition 4

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Gerontologic Nursing, 5th Edition offers comprehensive disorder and wellness coverage to equip you with the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and includes discussions on health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.

Case Studies specialty boxes
provide realistic situations to expand your knowledge and understanding.
UNIQUE! Nursing care plans supply guidance on selecting appropriate nursing activities and interventions for specific conditions.
Evidence-Based Practice specialty boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification.
UNIQUE! Client/Family Teaching specialty boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care.
UNIQUE! Home Care specialty boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult.
UNIQUE! Emergency Treatment specialty boxes highlight critical treatment needed in emergency situations.
UNIQUE! Nutritional Considerations specialty boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population.
NEW! Completely revised Pharmacologic Management chapter covering substance abuse.
NEW! Completely revised Cognitive and Neurologic Function chapter covering mental health.

• NEW! Up-to-date content
equips you with the most current information as the basis of the best possible care for problems affecting the older adult population.
Streamlined focus presents the essential "need to know" information for the most common conditions in older adults in a format that you can easily and quickly grasp.
UNIQUE! Disorder index on the inside cover supplies a handy reference to guide students to the information they need quickly and easily.
Complex aspects of aging offers detailed and comprehensive coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death, and dying, and substance abuse.
Thorough assessment coverage recaps normal, deviations from normal, and abnormal findings of vitals for the older adult for students and practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069991
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/11/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 389,425
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview of gerontologic nursing
2 Theories of aging 19
3 Legal and ethical issues 33
4 Gerontologic assessment 63
5 Cultural influences 97
6 Family influences 113
7 Socioeconomic and environmental influences 140
8 Health promotion and illness/disability prevention 162
9 Health care delivery settings and older adults 176
10 Nutrition 210
11 Sleep and activity 229
12 Safety 245
13 Intimacy and sexuality 268
14 Mental health 281
15 Pain 304
16 Infection 328
17 Chronic illness and rehabilitation 344
18 Substance abuse 365
19 Cancer 382
20 Loss and end-of-life issues 411
21 Laboratory and diagnostic tests 427
22 Pharmacologic management 447
23 Cardiovascular function 468
24 Respiratory function 504
25 Endocrine function 535
26 Gastrointestinal function 561
27 Musculoskeletal function 596
28 Urinary function 630
29 Cognitive and neurologic function 653
30 Integumentary function 693
31 Sensory function 729
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