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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Patricica A. Kincade, BSN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This is a comprehensive book that offers a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the book is based on the Core Competencies set forth by the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG).
Purpose: Based on years of experience and evidence-based research, the authors share their knowledge to help ensure that nursing home residents receive the best care possible. The authors focus is to: improve knowledge on quality of care nursing home to nursing home, and country to country; share experiences in the multiple aspects of nursing home care and management; share the knowledge from new evidence-based medicine, evidence-based nursing and social care, and clinical research — for a long time, clinical research has been excluded from the nursing home setting, but it is only by translating evidence from clinical, nursing, social, and psychological research that we will be able to improve our practice and share our experiences; create a community of health and social care professionals, practice leaders, and managers to improve our work.
Audience: This book gives physicians and other practitioners the information they need to provide quality care for the growing elderly population in the nursing home setting.
Features: The book is distinguished by its thorough focus on all aspects of nursing home life, including an introduction to nursing home life and alternatives, fundamentals of nursing home practice, and age-related syndromes and disease management. Key features include online supplemental material, including 1,000 PowerPoint slides for faculty, questions and answers from IAGGI, over 150 multiple choice questions, key points for each chapter, and an essential study guide for the IAGG certificate in nursing home care.
Assessment: As the baby-boomer generation ages, populations around the world are rapidly aging, affecting societies and likely making nursing home care a major social problem. This book provides the information needed to ensure quality care for the growing elderly population in this setting.