Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults / Edition 6

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Prepare your students to provide effective, wellness-oriented nursing care for older adults in any healthcare setting with Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 7e. The book provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of the theory and practice of gerontological nursing, addressing both physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as broader issues such as cultural competence and legal and ethical concerns. Organized around the author's unique Functional Consequences Theory, the book explores age-related changes as well as the risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning. The major premise of the text is that nurses have an essential role in promoting wellness for older adults, which involves supporting their optimal level of functioning and quality of life. In keeping with the focus on promoting wellness for older adults, this text emphasizes the evidence-based information that is most pertinent to helping nurses work proactively with older adults to promote high levels of functioning and quality of life, despite the limitations associated with aging, disease, and other conditions. 

The Seventh Edition includes an expanded focus on caregiver wellness, quality care concerns, and AACN/HIGN standards, ensuring students are prepared to implement safe, effective practice. In addition, an expanded array of online resources is available to save you time and help your students succeed.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol Ann Siem, MSN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This book on the holistic nursing of the older adult covers wellness and the positive aspects of aging as well as the negative effects.
Purpose: This is intended to provide a foundation for providing wellness-oriented nursing care for older adults. This is a timely publication as our society is bombarded by information on the importance of staying healthy and well as we age. The book does an excellent job of going through the many aspects of aging from wellness and nursing considerations to psychosocial function and physical function.
Audience: It is written for nursing students, but it could be used by those who have completed their initial schooling in the area of nursing of the older adult.
Features: The book starts with learning objectives, and then adds key terms and illustrations. Icons in each chapter help students focus on risk factors, functional consequences, nursing assessment, and interventions, among others. The chapters end with further resources.
Assessment: This is an excellent manual for nursing students caring for the elderly. It provides the foundation for learning the normal aging process and ways to promote positive life style changes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605477770
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 301,537
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Older Adults and Wellness

Chapter 1: Seeing Older Adults Through the Eyes of Wellness

Chapter 2: Applying a Nursing Model for Promoting Wellness in Older Adults

Chapter 3: Theoretical Perspectives on Aging Well

Chapter 4: Perspectives on Culture and Diversity of Older Adults

Part 2: Nursing Considerations for Older Adults

Chapter 5: Gerontological Nursing and Health Promotion

Chapter 6: Diverse Health Care Settings for Older Adults

Chapter 7: Assessment of Health and Functioning

Chapter 8: Medications and Other Bioactive Substances

Chapter 9: Legal and Ethical Concerns

Chapter 10: Elder Abuse and Neglect

Part 3: Promoting Wellness in Psychosocial Function

Chapter 11: Cognitive Function

Chapter 12: Psychosocial Function

Chapter 13: Psychosocial Assessment

Chapter 14: Impaired Cognitive Function: Delirium and Dementia

Chapter 15: Impaired Affective Function: Depression

Part 4: Promoting Wellness in Physical Function

Chapter 16: Hearing

Chapter 17: Vision

Chapter 18: Digestion and Nutrition

Chapter 19: Urinary Function

Chapter 20: Cardiovascular Function

Chapter 21: Respiratory Function

Chapter 22: Mobility and Safety

Chapter 23: Integument

Chapter 24: Sleep and Rest

Chapter 25: Thermoregulation

Chapter 26: Sexual Function

Part 5: Promoting Wellness in All Stages of Health and Illness

Chapter 27: Caring for Older Adults During Illness

Chapter 28: Caring for Older Adults Experiencing Pain

Chapter 29: Caring for Older Adults at the End of Life

Appendix Age-Related Variations in Laboratory Values

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