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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Table of Contents
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTHY AGING
1. Gerontological Nursing and an Aging Society
2. Theories of Aging
3. Health and Wellness
4. Physiologic Changes with Aging
5. Laboratory Values and Diagnostics
6. Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing NEW!
PART TWO: BASIC BIOLOGIC NEEDS
7. Managing Basic Physiologic Needs
8. Biologic Maintenance Needs
9. Nutritional Needs NEW!
10. Chronic Disease in Late Life
11. Pain and Comfort
12. Geropharmacology and Psychotherapeutics in Late Life
13. The Use of Herbs and Supplements in Late Life
14. Sensory Function
PART THREE: SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS
16. Environmental Safety and Security
17. Economic, Residential, and Legal Issues
18. Frailty, Vulnerability, and Elder Mistreatment
PART FOUR: THE NEED TO BELONG
19. Intimacy and Sexuality in Late Life
20. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
PART FIVE: SELF-ESTEEM
21. Culture, Gender, and Aging
22. Nursing and Aging in Rural and Frontier Settings
23. Cognition and Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment
24. Stress, Crises, and Health in Aging
25. Emotional Health in Late Life
PART SIX: SELF-ACTUALIZATION
26. Loss, Death, and Dying in Late Life
27. Self-Actualization, Spirituality, and Transcendence