Gerontological Nursing: Promoting Successful Aging with Older Adults / Edition 3

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Retaining its practical, clinically oriented approach, the 3rd edition covers a wide range of topics and issues necessary to deal with the older patient, in a succinct format that can be used in a variety of courses covering gerontological nursing. The book introduces the concept of "successful aging" –– the ability to maintain a low risk of disease and disease-related disability, high mental and physical function, and an active engagement in life. Successful aging, the use of the classifications of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and the concept of health promotion are the organizing frameworks for such pertinent topics as end-of-life and palliative care, dementia care, and new care delivery options.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803611658
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 592,055
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Health Promotion and Protection in the Care of Older Adults

1. Promoting Health through Public Policy and Standards of Care

2. Theories of Aging

3. Mental Health Wellness

4. Cultural Dimensions

5. Legal Issues Affecting Older Adults

6. Ethical Issues

7. Health Teaching and Compliance

8. Pharmacology and Older Adults

9. Settings of Care

Section 2: Health Protection from a Body Systems Approach

10. Normal Aging and Physical Assessment

11. The Aging Sensory System

12. The Aging Integumentary System

13. The Aging Musculoskeletal System

14. The Aging Neurological System

15. The Aging Cardiovascular System

16. The Aging Pulmonary System

17. The Aging Endocrine System

18. The Aging Genitourinary System

19. The Aging Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition

Section 3: Multisystem Alterations

20. Immobility and Activity Intolerance in Older Adults

21. Assessment and Prevention of Falls

22. Pain Management in Older Adults

23. Cancer in Older Adults

24. HIV Disease in Older Adults

Section 4: Individual and Family Psychodynamics

25. Developmental Tasks and Development in Later Years of Life

26. Family Dynamics

27. Elder Mistreatment

28. Depression, Alcoholism, and Suicide

29. Spirituality in Older Adults

30. Sexuality in Older Adults

31. End-of-life and Palliative Care

Section 5: Alterations in Mental Processing

32. Sleep Disturbances

33. Acute Confusion

34. Dementia in Older Adults

Section 6: Epilogue

35. Future of Gerontological Nursing

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