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Overview

Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging provides thorough coverage of promoting healthy aging when caring for older adults. The intent throughout the book is to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible for any older adult, regardless of the situation and disease process. The majority of the book is devoted to discussing the significant problems that may occur and methods that nurses may use to make these problems more bearable, to solve some, and to help the elder find the best possible resolution towards healthy aging.

• Incorporates healthy aging strategies to maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients/patients with dementia and their caregivers.
• Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support & responsibilities to help the reader gain an understanding of their client's experience.
• Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging.
• Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help the nurse understand these important considerations in caring for older adults.
• Each chapter provides a consistent organization including learning objectives, research & study questions/activities.
• Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout as tables, boxes, and forms to provide useful tools for practice.
• Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter provide situations to expand student knowledge and understanding.
• Appendices and resource lists assist in further exploration of material.

• Text correlates with federal guidelines for Healthy People 2010 to assist the student in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations.
• Expanded content on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management in Chapter 15 and integrated within appropriate content sections.
• Completely revised Culture and Aging chapter includes discussions of health disparities and working with interpreters to help identify nursing care interventions appropriate for ethnic elders.
• New author team with Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett adds a wealth of experience related to gerontological nursing education and research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323031653
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/22/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Healthy Aging

Section 1: Communication
2. Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles
3. Communicating with Elders
4. Culture and Aging
5. Developing the Life History
6. Communication through Documentation

Section 2: Changes of Aging
7. Physical Changes of Aging
8. Psychological, Cognitive, and Social Aspects of Aging
9. Sensory Changes of Aging
10. Nutritional and Aging
11. Fluids and Continence
12. Sleep, Rest, and Activity
13. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet
14. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing
15. Medication Use and Management

Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders
16. Living with Chronic Illness
17. Pain and Comfort
18. Diabetes Mellitus in Late Life
19. Bone and Joint Problems in the Elderly
20. Coping with Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders
21. Cognitive Impairment and Older Persons
22. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

Section 4: Caring for Elders and their Caregivers
23. Older Adults and Their Families
24. Financing Health Care for Older Adults
25. Emotional Health in Late Life

Section 5: Continuity in Care
26. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life
27. Life Space Options for Elders

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