Gerontological Nursing / Edition 3

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GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING, 3/e is a comprehensive, research-based, and up-to-date guide to nursing care for older adults in all settings. It brings together essential information about normal and pathological changes associated with aging; healthy aging; common diseases of aging; and key psychosocial, cultural, and public health issues. Reflecting today's emphasis on evidence-based practice and appropriate delivery of scarce healthcare resources, this text presents new best practices and QSEN standards throughout, promoting more effective assessment, diagnosis, planning, and outcome evaluation. The text's multidisciplinary approaches help nurses “add life to years,” not just extend life. Its coverage of acute and chronic diseases includes nursing implications, atypical presentation, functional implications, pharmacology, evaluation, etiology, risk factors, and complications; the text also includes a full chapter on multisystem diseases. This book supports safe, effective, and appropriate practice in the home, hospitals, long-term care, and hospice settings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132956314
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 56,247
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Tabloski possesses three degrees in nursing. She received her BSN from Purdue University, her MSN from Seton Hall University, and her PhD from the University of Rochester. As a gerontological nurse practitioner, Dr. Tabloski has provided primary care to older patients in a variety of settings, including acute care facilities, geriatric outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and hospice programs. She has taught graduate and undergraduate stu-dents about gerontology since 1981 and presently is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and a faculty mem-ber at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. In 2002, Dr. Tabloski was honored as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. She has numerous publications and presentations relating to gerontologi-cal nursing and has lectured internationally in Hungary, China, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Tabloski has chaired the Test Development Committee for the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner examination by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Dr. Tabloski is a federally funded researcher and conducts clinically based outcome studies relating to nonpharmacological interventions designed to improve sleep and ease agitation in older persons in community and institutional settings.  Additionally, Dr. Tabloski has received federal funding to establish an Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Palliative Care. 


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Table of Contents

Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Practice

1. Principles of Gerontology

2. Gerontological Nursing Issues

3. Principles of Geriatrics

Unit II: Challenges of Aging and the Cornerstones of Excellence in Nursing Care

4. Cultural Diversity

5. Nutrition and Aging

6. Pharmacology and Older Adults

7. Psychological and Cognitive Function

8. Sleep and the Older Adult

9. Pain Management

10. Violence and Elder Mistreatment

11. Care of the Dying

Unit III: Physiological Basis of Practice

12. The Integument

13. The Mouth and Oral Cavity

14. Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell

15. The Cardiovascular System

16. The Respiratory System

17. The Genitourinary and Renal Systems

18. The Musculoskeletal System

19. The Endocrine System

20. The Gastrointestinal System

21. The Hematologic System

22. The Neurologic System

23. The Immune System

24. Multisystem Problems: Caring for Frail Elders with Comorbidities

Appendix A: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnosis

Appendix B: Answers to Critical Thinking Questions


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Absolutely horrible. So many contradictions. Example: in one of

    Absolutely horrible. So many contradictions. Example: in one of the boxes is says that arculis senilis is cause by calcium deposits around the cornea of the eye, then directly below in a paragraph on the same page it says that it is caused by lipid deposits! If that's not a contradiction, then here's another one I found: In the beginning of one of the chapters it says that most abused elder are caucasian females, then a few pages later it says that the most commonly abused elders are minority females. Unbelievable errors all over this book! One section of the book states that short term memory is relatively stable in the elderly, then in another chapter it states that short term memory begins to decline!! Shall I keep going?!? It says that one of the signs of neglect is malnutrition, then when I took the practice questions provided it said that malnutrition is not a sign of neglect. One of the rationales said that thyroid function is not an indicator of elder abuse, then why was that one of the correct answers in a question about what test should the nurse anticipate when suspecting elder abuse?

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