Toward Healthy Aging / Edition 4

Toward Healthy Aging / Edition 4

by Priscilla Ebersole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801668166

ISBN-13: 9780801668166

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated

TOWARD HEALTHY AGING is based on Maslow's conceptual framework of human needs from the basic to the transcendental. With a focus on wellness and healthy aging, this fifth edition emphasizes the individuality of the aged and the humanistic and spiritual potential for further development in late life. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy

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TOWARD HEALTHY AGING is based on Maslow's conceptual framework of human needs from the basic to the transcendental. With a focus on wellness and healthy aging, this fifth edition emphasizes the individuality of the aged and the humanistic and spiritual potential for further development in late life. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support and responsibilities. The text is organized from the basic to the complex in terms of understanding the aged and their needs. Extensive current references, nursing care plans, case studies, student activities, research questions, resources, and appendixes are included in each chapter.

* Focuses on health and wellness to establish a positive perspective to aging.
• Discusses disease processes in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support and responsibilities to help the reader gain an understanding of their client's experience.
• Integrates considerations for age, cultural, and gender differences throughout to help the nurse understand these important aspects of caring for older adults.
• Provides a consistent chapter organization including objectives, nursing care plans, research questions, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use.
• Includes case studies at end of every chapter to expand student knowledge and understanding.
• Features a separate chapter on laboratory values including comparisons and implications for the aged.
• Integrates federal guidelines for Healthy People 2000 that reflect current practice about healthy aging considerations.
• Includes appendices and resource lists to assist the student in further exploration of material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801668166
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
876
Product dimensions:
8.73(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Aging Today1
Ch. 2Theories of Aging30
Ch. 3Health and Wellness62
Ch. 4Age-Related Changes85
Ch. 5Laboratory Values and Implications for the Aged133
Ch. 6Managing Basic Physiologic Needs156
Ch. 7Biologic Maintenance Needs220
Ch. 8Common Chronic Problems and Their Management255
Ch. 9Pain and Comfort329
Ch. 10Pharmacology and Drug Use352
Ch. 11Mobility389
Ch. 12Maximizing Sensory Function438
Ch. 13Environmental Safety and Security476
Ch. 14Health Care, Economic, and Legal Concerns of the Aged516
Ch. 15Frailty, Vulnerability, and Neglect551
Ch. 16Intimacy, Sexuality, and Aging583
Ch. 17Relationships and Their Significance606
Ch. 18Isolation, Loneliness, Alienation, and Stigmatization640
Ch. 19Crisis and Stress Management676
Ch. 20Transitions and Role Changes703
Ch. 21Mental Health and Mental Disorders742
Ch. 22Cognition: Function and Dysfunction in Old Age792
Ch. 23Psychotropic Drug Management832
Ch. 24Gender, Cohort, and Culture867
Ch. 25Actualizing the Self900
Ch. 26Death, Dying, and Grief939
Ch. 27Transcendence, Spirituality, and Legacies985
Ch. 28The Professionalization of Gerontic Nursing1017
App. ANANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses: 1997-19981056
App. BGeriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs)1058
App. CResources on Aging1060
App. DResources on the Internet1067
App. EJournals on Aging1071
Glossary1073

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