Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response / Edition 3

Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response / Edition 3

by Priscilla Ebersole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801628679

ISBN-13: 9780801628672

Pub. Date: 01/01/1990

Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated

As the most comprehensive resource on health promotion and maintenance for older adults and their families and caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7th Edition includes the most current information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in

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As the most comprehensive resource on health promotion and maintenance for older adults and their families and caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7th Edition includes the most current information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartfound Institute for Geriatric Nursing and using Maslow's hierarchy of needs, this book includes complete coverage of both common and uncommon conditions in the older adult. Towards Healthy Aging also highlights key aging issues with sections devoted to basic physiologic needs, safety and security, the need to belong, self-esteem, and self-actualization.

• A strong focus on health and wellness emphasizes a positive approach to aging.
• Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities.
• Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you remember these important considerations when caring for older adults.
• Up-to-date content on AIDS provides important information on addressing this growing concern among older adults.
• Consistent chapter is organization with objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, research, and study questions make information easy to find and use.
• Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout in helpful tables, boxes, and forms for quick access.
• Case studies at the end of most chapters explore realistic patient care scenarios to help you expand your knowledge and understanding.
• Resource lists and appendices provide opportunities for further research and study.

• With over 200 illustrations, the full-color design is engaging and easy to read.
• Healthy People 2010 boxes address healthy aging considerations.
• Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you incorporate the latest research findings into practice and advise you on how to avoid potentially harmful practices.
• A Nutritional Needs chapter includes the most current nutritional guidelines for older adults to help you better address patients' nutritional needs.
• Includes the latest scales and guidelines for assessing the gerontologic patient in the Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing chapter.
• Expanded coverage of end-of-life issues helps you meet the needs of older adults and their families and caregivers during this difficult transition.
• Economics of aging discussions help you better understand the financial challenges your patients may face.
• The latest pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management information helps you reduce pain and discomfort for your patients and helps you provide more effective care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801628672
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
912
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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