Gerontological Nursing: Competencies For Care / Edition 2

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Overview

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. It is the first of its kind to have more than 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763755805
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/18/2009
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 869
  • Sales rank: 480,610
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to gerontological nursing 5
Ch. 2 The aging population 29
Ch. 3 Theories of aging 57
Ch. 4 Aging changes that affect communication 87
Ch. 5 Therapeutic communication with older adults 121
Ch. 6 Review of the aging of physiological systems 143
Ch. 7 Assessment of the older adult 265
Ch. 8 Medications and laboratory values 293
Ch. 9 Changes that affect independence in later life 321
Ch. 10 Identifying and preventing common risk factors in the elderly 357
Ch. 11 Management of common illnesses, diseases, and health conditions 391
Ch. 12 Management of common problems 475
Ch. 13 Using assistive technology to promote quality of life for older adults 563
Ch. 14 Ethical/legal principles and issues 589
Ch. 15 Appreciating diversity and enhancing intimacy 619
Ch. 16 Global models of health care 647
Ch. 17 The interdisciplinary team 669
Ch. 18 Alternative health modalities 683
Ch. 19 Promoting quality of life 703
Ch. 20 Teaching older adults and their families 735
Ch. 21 The gerontological nurse as manager and leader 753
Ch. 22 End-of-life care 779
Ch. 23 Future trends in gerontological nursing 815
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