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From The CriticsReviewer: Jeannine Marie Forrest, Ph.D., R.N. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: This second edition delivers comprehensive, essential information on gerontological nursing in a compact, outline format.
Purpose: Basic, up-to-date knowledge is provided for nurses who provide care to older adults in varied settings.
Audience: Given the growing numbers of older adults in our society, this information is essential for nurses, educators, and administrators across the continuum of acute and long-term care environments. Practical guidelines are offered with accompanying rationale and timely references.
Features: From a primary care focus, the editors present evidence-based content on topics related to demographic changes, wellness promotion, senescent physiologic changes, common health problems, and professional practice issues. Particularly sensitive and challenging topics such as limitations on treatment and determining competency capture complex and challenging issues that are relevant to end-of-life care. In addition, practice examination questions and answers provide a useful study tool for certification.
Assessment: This is an excellent and concise resource for practitioners and educators alike. The editors are pioneers in publishing a text specific to a gerontologic nursing curriculum. No other textbook is comparable. The second edition is necessary to highlight advances and changes in health policy, clinical management, and professional nursing practice.