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Overview

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.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: David Zane, BA, BSN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: The structure of this book is based on Maslow's conceptual framework of human needs, specifically centered on the issues, needs, and care of the elderly and progressing from basic biological needs to more complex self-actualization needs. Now in its fifth edition, the authors typically present each chapter in a clear structure: introductory quotations; learning objectives; main text; key concepts; case study; study questions; research questions; resource addresses; and related appendixes.
Purpose: The purpose is to organize a comprehensive text on holistic care of the aging in a myriad of settings that will have relevant content for all levels of nursing and multidisciplinary courses. The need for a comprehensive text on holistic care of the aging is evident, since the number of elderly is growing in the United States and throughout the world. Furthermore, evidence suggests that the elderly are living longer, so it is imperative for many reasons that these extended years be healthier. The book meets a great portion of the authors' objectives. The case studies, resource addresses, and related appendixes are important examples of how a book can utilize clinical situations and tools in fostering student understanding that holistic care of the elderly requires critical thinking and advanced planning.
Audience: The book is primarily written for geriatric nursing students of all educational levels; additionally the authors mention its use in teaching multidisciplinary courses. In my judgment, the textbook is primarily an undergraduate text for a nursing student interested in pursuing gerontologic nursing care.
Features: The chapter by chapter case studies, resource list, and associated appendixes demonstrate both authors' understanding of how to care holistically for aging clients. Furthermore, the authors impressed me with their compassion and respect for the elderly demonstrated throughout the text. The quality and pertinence of the illustrations are good. Excellent photographs related to skin problems and very good illustrations for exercise are included. Overall appearance of the book is very good.
Assessment: This is a good text for an undergraduate nursing course on holistic care of the elderly. The new layout makes it more attractive and revisions have been made to the latest edition related to mental health, cognition, pharmacology, death, and transcendence.
David Zane
The structure of this book is based on Maslow'sconceptual framework of human needs, specifically centered on theissues, needs, and care of the elderly and progressing from basicbiological needs to more complex self-actualization needs. Now in itsfifth edition, the authors typically present each chapter in a clearstructure: introductory quotations; learning objectives; main text; keyconcepts; case study; study questions; research questions; resourceaddresses; and related appendixes. The purpose is to organize acomprehensive text on holistic care of the aging in a myriad ofsettings that will have relevant content for all levels of nursing andmultidisciplinary courses. The need for a comprehensive text onholistic care of the aging is evident, since the number of elderly isgrowing in the United States and throughout the world. Furthermore,evidence suggests that the elderly are living longer, so it isimperative for many reasons that these extended years be healthier. Thebook meets a great portion of the authors' objectives. The casestudies, resource addresses, and related appendixes are importantexamples of how a book can utilize clinical situations and tools infostering student understanding that holistic care of the elderlyrequires critical thinking and advanced planning. The book isprimarily written for geriatric nursing students of all educationallevels; additionally the authors mention its use in teachingmultidisciplinary courses. In my judgment, the textbook is primarilyan undergraduate text for a nursing student interested in pursuinggerontologic nursing care. The chapter by chapter case studies,resource list, and associated appendixes demonstrate both authors'understanding of howto care holistically for aging clients. Furthermore, the authors impressed me with their compassion and respectfor the elderly demonstrated throughout the text. The quality andpertinence of the illustrations are good. Excellent photographsrelated to skin problems and very good illustrations for exercise areincluded. Overall appearance of the book is very good. This is agood text for an undergraduate nursing course on holistic care of theelderly. The new layout makes it more attractive and revisions havebeen made to the latest edition related to mental health, cognition,pharmacology, death, and transcendence.
Booknews
Revised edition (2nd was 1985) of a text for nursing students or health professionals who work with the aged. Chapters have been added on mobility, chronic disorders, and gerontic laboratory values, and increased attention is focused on caregivers of the aged in the community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815128793
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1132
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.92 (d)

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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