Introductory Gerontological Nursing / Edition 1

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This clear and easy-to-read new text is focused on the specific information needs of the LPN/LVN student. Basic concepts of gerontology and roles of the nurse are thoroughly covered, including ethical and legal issues and special communication considerations for the elderly. Two full chapters introduce communication skills and management skills for the LPN/LVN with management responsibilities. Every chapter incorprates valuable pedagogy: critical thinking exercises, key terms and concepts, and many tables and illustrations. An Instructor's Manual contains classroom activity suggestions and multiple choice test questions.

This clear and easy to read new text is focused on the specific information needs of the LPN/LVN student. Basic concepts of gerontology and roles of the nurse are thoroughly covered, including ethical and legal issues and special communications considerations for the elderly. Two full chapters introduce communication skills and management skills for the LPN/LVN with management responsibility. The most up-to-date topics for the LVN curriculum are included:functional assessments of the elderly, implementing restorative care, and health promotion. Eleven well-organized chapter cover physiology changes and common problems of aging for each body system. Every chapter incorporates valuable pedagogy: critical thinking exercises, key terms and concepts and many tables and illustrations. Instructor's manual contains activity suggestions and multiple choice test questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397554799
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

I Foundations of Gerontological Care
Ch. 1 Characteristics of the Aging Population 1
Ch. 2 Basic Concepts of Gerontological Nursing 12
Ch. 3 Theories of Aging 22
Ch. 4 Ethical and Legal Considerations 27
II The Role of the Gerontological Nurse
Ch. 5 Communicating with the Older Adult 39
Ch. 6 Applying the Nursing Process to Gerontological Care 52
Ch. 7 Performing a Functional Assessment 65
Ch. 8 Psychosocial Aspects of Gerontological Care 77
Ch. 9 Implementing Restorative Care 91
III Health and Wellness in the Older Adult
Ch. 10 Promoting Physiologic Health 102
Ch. 11 Promoting Psychosocial Health 116
IV Pharmacology and the Older Adult
Ch. 12 Effects of Medication in the Older Adult 130
Ch. 13 Medication Administration Considerations 137
V Common Problems Affecting the Older Adult
Ch. 14 Managing Common Physiologic Problems 150
Ch. 15 Managing Psychosocial Problems 172
VI Physiological Changes Affecting the Older Adult
Ch. 16 The Integumentary System 187
Ch. 17 The Neurologic System 200
Ch. 18 The Cardiovascular System 218
Ch. 19 The Musculoskeletal System 240
Ch. 20 The Respiratory System 259
Ch. 21 The Gastrointestinal System 276
Ch. 22 The Genitourinary System 293
Ch. 23 The Endocrine System 313
Ch. 24 The Sensory Organs 330
VII Management Functions in a Gerontological Setting
Ch. 25 Developing Leadership and Management Skills 346
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