Toward Healthy Aging / Edition 5by Priscilla Ebersole
Pub. Date: 12/28/1997
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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
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.
Table of Contents
Part One: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS · Aging Today · Theories of Aging · Health and Wellness · Age-Related Changes · Laboratory Values and Implications for the Aged · Part Two: BASIC BIOLOGIC NEEDS · Managing Basic Physiologic Needs · Biologic Maintenance Needs · Common Chronic Problems and the Management · Comfort and Pain Management · Pharmacology and Drug Use · Mobility · Maximizing Sensory Function · Part Three: SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS · Environmental Safety and Security · Health Care, Economic, and Legal Concerns of the Aged · Frailty, Vulnerability and Neglect · Part Four: THE NEED TO BELONG · Intimacy, Sexuality, and Aging · Relationships and Their Significance · Isolation, Loneliness, Alienation, and Stigmatization · Part Five: SELF-ESTEEM · Crisis and Stress Management · Transitions and Role Changes · Mental Health and Mental Disorders · Cognition: Function and Dysfunction in Old Age · Psychotropic Drug Management · Gender, Cohort, and Culture · Part Six: SELF-ACTUALIZATION · Actualizing the Self · Death, Dying and Grief · Transcendence, Spirituality, and Legacies · The Professionalization of Gerontic Nursing
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