Geriatric Nursing

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Geriatric Nursing

SKU# 9780826126498

Growth of a Specialty

Author: Priscilla Ebersole RN, PhD, FAAN, Theris Touhy ND, APRN, BC


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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006 by CHOICE

Those who are interested in the care of older individuals will find this book thoughtful, exciting, and useful...Highly recommended.


Learn the history of the development of geriatric nursing as a specialty, as well as the current state of geriatric nursing, from the stories of pioneers in this field. Through the history of those who laid the foundations for the profession to the geriatric nurse leaders who continue the specialty today, see first-hand how geriatric nursing began, evolved, and continues to flourish.

    Covering the scope of the specialty:

    • How to become a geriatric nurse
    • Geriatric nursing organizations and publications
    • Standards of practice
    • Certification and licensure
    • Future directions

    This text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 01, 2006
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826126498
  • EISBN 9780826126481

Table of Contents 

  1. History and Development of Geriatric Nursing

  2. Background and Significance
    The Beginning Specialty of Geriatric Nursing
    Origin of Geriatrics and Gerontology
    Influence of Medicine
    Influence of Social, Economic, and Political Eras
    1800-1930: Poorhouses, Almshouses, and the Call for Reform
    1930-1960: From Almshouse to Nursing Home
    1960-1985: Medicare, Nursing Homes, and the Birth of Modern Gerontological Nursing
    1985 to Present: Geriatric Nursing Comes of Age
  3. Geriatric Nurse Pioneers and Their Contributions

  4. Nurses at War
    Mary Opal Womanin
    Doris Schwartz
    Irene Burnside
    Bernita (Bea) Steffl
    Laurie Martin Gunter
    Barbara Helen Allen Davis
    Mary Starke Harper
    Virginia Stone
    Dorothy Virginia Moses
    The Nursing Home Pioneers
    Ileta Blanche McFadden Shields
    Eldonna Shields-Kyle
    Ella Kick
    Sister Marilyn Schwab
  5. Nurses in Action: The Second Generation

  6. The Second Generation
    Priscilla Ebersole
    Faye Glenn Abdellah
    Dolores Marsh Alford
    Sister Rose Therese Bahr
    Beverly Baldwin
    H. Terri Brower
    Rita Chow: A Tailor's Daughter
    Lois Evans
    Terry Fulmer
    May Futrell
    Jeanie Kayser-Jones
    Mary Lund
    Mathy Mezey
    Neville Strumpf
    Ann Whall
    Thelma Wells
    May Wykle
  7. Geriatric Nurse Leaders Today

  8. Cornelia Beck
    Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter
    Virginia Burggraf
    Kathleen Fletcher
    Marquis (Mark) Foreman Susan Crocker Houde
    Ann Schmidt Luggen
    Diane Feeney Mahoney
    Marianne Laporte Matzo
    Graham McDougall
    Karen Devereaux Melillo
    Robin Remsburg
    Barbara Resnick
    Elizabeth Capezuti
  9. Recognition of Geriatric Care as a Specialty Practice

  10. Components of the Geriatric Nursing Specialty
    Endowed Chairs: The Florence Cellar Gerontological Nursing Chair
    Standards of Practice in Geriatric Nursing
  11. Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Affiliates

  12. The National Gerontological Nursing Association
    National Gerontological Nurses Association Leaders
    National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners
    National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care
    Leaders of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care
    Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
    Leaders of the Canadian Gerontological Association
    Gerontological Society of America
    American Society on Aging
    The American Geriatrics Society
    The American Nurses Association
    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  13. Educational Programs and Publications for Geriatric and Gerontological Nurses

  14. Education
  15. Nursing Research and Geriatric Care

  16. Veterans Association Medical Centers
    National Institute for Nursing Research
    The National Institute on Aging
    Research Contributions of National Significance by Geriatric Nurses
    Private Nonprofit Foundations
    Current Research in Geriatric Nursing
    Research Needed
  17. Elements of Attracting Nurses to the Field

  18. Mentorship
    The Importance of Faculty
    A Field of Dreams
  19. Nursing and the Future Care of the Aged: Possibilities and Opportunities

  20. Older Americans' Well-Being
    Health and Wellness
    Online Education
    Emerging Geriatric Nursing Roles
    Celebrating Progress
    Futuristic Thoughts
    Websites of Interest to Geriatric Nurses