Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

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Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

SKU# 9780826120526

Author: Meredith Wallace PhD, ARPN-BC

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Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs, the book provides:

  • Essential clinical information and "best practices" needed to care for older adults
  • Current research and new patient approaches in gerontological nursing
  • Overviews of rarely discussed issues, such as elder abuse, cultural considerations, and restraint alternatives
  • Clinical specifications and practical applications
  • Content designed to fit into a one-semester course
Essentials of Gerontological Nursing is everything the nursing student needs to know when caring for older adults.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 22, 2007
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120526
  • EISBN 9780826120533

Table of Contents 

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
  1. The Graying of America

  2. Issues of Aging
    Medical Concerns
    Ageism - Facts and Myths of Aging
    Ethnogeriatrics and Health Care
    Gerontological Nursing
    Theories of Aging
    Summary
  3. The Health Care Delivery System

  4. Retirement
    Challenges Within the Current Health Care Delivery System
    Financing Health Care
    Payment Options for Older Adults Without Resources for Health Care
    Resources for Health Care
    Summary
  5. Normal Changes of Aging

  6. Cardiovascular System
    Respiratory System
    Integumentary System
    Gastrointestinal System
    Urinary System
    Musculoskeletal System
    Sexuality/Reproductive System
    Changes in the Senses
    Neurological Changes
    Summary
  7. Assessing Older Adults

  8. Systematic Geriatric Assessment
    Health History
    Reminiscence & Life Review
    Physical Assessment
    Critical components of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
    Summary
  9. Health Promotion

  10. Primary Prevention
    Secondary Prevention
    Summary
  11. Pathological Disease Processes in Older Adults

  12. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disorders
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Infectious Diseases
    Cancer
    Parkinson's Disease
    Summary
  13. Medication Usage

  14. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
    Medication Interactions
    Generic Medications
    Inappropriate Medications
    Medication Adherence
    Over-the-Counter and Illegally-Obtained Narcotics and Herbal Medications
    Summary
  15. Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Aging

  16. Delirium
    Depression
    Dementia
    Summary
  17. Ethical Issues of Aging and Independence

  18. Ethical Principles
    Driving
    Sexuality in Older Adults
    Gambling
    Summary
  19. Quality of Life Issues Among Older Adults

  20. Quality of Life (QOL)
    Elder Mistreatment
    Pain
    Grandparenting
    Spirituality
    Summary
  21. Environments of Care

  22. Home Care
    Acute Care
    Skilled Nursing Facilities
    Assisted Living
    Continuing Care Retirement Communities
    Homeless Older Adults
    Summary
  23. End-of-Life Care

  24. Advance Directives
    Financial Planning for End of Life
    Dimensions of End-of-Life Care
    Communication
    Grieving
    Widowhood
    Hospice Care
    Summary
  25. Future Trends & Needs

  26. America Continues to Gray
    Changes in the Health Care Delivery System
    Ethical, Legal, and Financial Issues Related to Older Adults
    Normal Changes of Aging
    Wellness, Health Promotion, and Health Education
    Medication Management
    Geriatric Assessment
    Advances in Acute and Chronic Disease Management
    Special Issues of Aging
    Psychological and Cognitive Issues in Aging
    Environments of Care
    Spirituality and End-of-Life Care
    Conclusion
    Web Resources