Nursing Care of Older Adults: Theory and Practice / Edition 3

Nursing Care of Older Adults: Theory and Practice / Edition 3

by Carol A. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781716233

ISBN-13: 9780781716239

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively

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Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color.

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781716239
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction to Nursing Care of Older Adults1
1Perspectives on Older Adults and Gerontological Nursing3
2The Phenomenon of Aging34
Pt. IIChanges, Consequences, and Care Related to Psychosocial Function67
3Psychosocial Function69
4Cognitive Function103
5Psychosocial Assessment123
Pt. IIIChanges, Consequences, and Care Related to Physiologic Function177
6Hearing179
7Vision202
8Digestion and Nutrition229
9Urinary Elimination260
10Cardiovascular Function294
11Respiratory Function324
12Mobility and Safety345
Pt. IVChanges, Consequences, and Care Related to Comfort and Pleasure375
13Skin and Its Appendages377
14Sleep and Rest398
15Thermoregulation420
16Sexual Function440
Pt. VMultidimensional Aspects of Care477
17Overall Functional Assessment479
18Medications and the Older Adult490
19Impaired Cognitive Function: Dementia531
20Impaired Affective Function: Depression581
21Impaired Psychosocial Function: Elder Abuse and Neglect612
22Health Care for Older Adults654
AppReview of Physiologic Aspects of Function679
Index687

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