Gerontological Care

Gerontological Care

by Claire Welford

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As the world population ages and people live longer, nurses and healthcare workers, no matter what area they work in, will encounter older people. This guide aims to provide you with the basic but fundamental knowledge you will need to care for older people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317905509
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2014
Series: Nursing and Health Survival Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dr Claire Welford is a registered general nurse whose expertise is in gerontological nursing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Ageism  3. Nursing Assessment for the Physiological Changes Associated with Ageing  4. Nursing Assessment for Elder Abuse  5. Nursing Assessment of Safety  6. Nursing Assessment of Nutritional Status  7. Geriatric Giants  8. Confusional Syndrome  9. Incontinence  10. Gait Disorders  11. Other Clinical Concerns for Older People  12. Pressure Ulcers  13. Medications and Older People  14. Cerebrovascular Accident  15. Approaches to Gerontological Care  16. Care Planning  17. Person Centred Care (PCC) in Nursing Homes  18. Care Planning Tips  19. End of Life Care

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