Gerontology For The Health Care Professional / Edition 2

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Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition Is A Comprehensive, Practical Text Covering The Evolving Field Of Gerontology, Written For Health Care Students And Professionals. This Text Is Clinically Relevant While Implementing Theoretical Treatment Of The Subject Matter. This Text Instills An Appreciation For The Multidimensional Aspects Of Aging For Those Who Are Working With And Caring For Elderly Patients Or Clients. Written By Experts Across Many Health Professions, Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition Presents An Up-To-Date And Realistic View On The Aging Process. With Topics Presented In An Introductory Fashion, This Book Covers All The Important Aspects Of Aging. Each Chapter Includes Objectives, Chapter Outlines, Multiple-Choice Review Questions And Learning Activities!

Overview of aging, medical & social aspects; nutrition, drug therapy, continuum of care; org. of health care, trends, etc

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Presents a broad and practical overview of the expanding field of gerontology, geared toward all health care professionals. Contributors include experts from respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, radiography, nutrition, law, medical science, and pharmacology. Chapters focus on multidimensional aspects of aging and caring for elderly patients, covering areas such as demographics, Alzheimer's disease, psychosocial and cognitive factors, roles of health care providers, nutrition, and sexuality. Each chapter includes objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, and learning activities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763756055
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/22/2009
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Demographic Trends of an Aging Society 1
2 Social Aspects of Aging 17
3 The Physiology and Pathology of Aging 45
4 The Psychological, Behavioral, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging 107
5 Nutrition and the Elderly 151
6 Drug Therapy in the Elderly 185
7 Sexuality and Aging 203
8 The Continuum of Care 227
9 Financing Health Care for the Elderly 257
10 Health Care Providers Working with the Elderly 285
11 Future Concerns in an Aging Society 313
Epilogue 341
Appendix 343
Index 345
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