Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder

SKU# 9780826108470

Evidence-Based Integrated Care across the Lifespan

Editors: Ellen Giarelli EdD, RN, CRNP Marcia Gardner PhD, RN, CRNP, CPN

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"This book helps move healthcare forward by recognizing the range of issues across the lifespan that people with ASD may face. . . [and] brings together a wealth of expertise with information and strategies across the lifespan."

From the Foreword by Catherine Rice, PhD
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a growing health problem and nearly all nurses are likely to care for individuals with ASD. Designed as a textbook and a reference, this volume prepares nurses to recognize the unique challenges of providing evidence-based health care that meets the special needs of ASD patients across the lifespan and in multiple practice settings. Chapters include setting-specific case studies followed by consistently formatted information about key clinical issues, clinical assessment, and best practice nursing plans of care.

The book is organized on a social model of disability with a focus on the environmental, cultural, and economic barriers encountered by people with ASD. It highlights the significant role played by nurses in the treatment of ASD patients and helps nurses integrate the specialized information about ASD into their clinical practice. Each section of the book reflects a different life stage and is organized to include learning objectives and developmental needs at the beginning of a section, with key points, a guide to clinical problem solving, and thought-provoking review questions at the end.

Key Features:

  • Provides evidence-based information for nurses about the special treatment needs of individuals with ASD
  • Explains how functional deficits of people with ASD complicate health care delivery and how nurses can use this knowledge to provide quality care
  • Addresses clinical issues across the lifespan and in multiple settings through case studies that illustrate best practice nursing care for a variety of problems
  • Ideal for continuing education programs, post-master's certificate programs, and school nurse certification programs

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 09, 2012
  • Page Count 528
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108470
  • EISBN 9780826108487

Table of Contents 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: CORE FEATURES, ASD PREVALENCE AND THE ROLE OF NURSING

CH 1. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: CORE FEATURES AND MEDICAL CO-MORBIDITIES

CH 2. PREVALENCE, ETIOLOGY AND GENETICS

CH 3. INTRODUCTION TO THE INTEGRATED, COMPREHENSIVE NURSING CARE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

SECTION I DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

SECTION II. INTRODUCTION: NURSING CARE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

CH 4. CARING FOR THE PREGNANT WOMAN WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF COGNITIVE/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

CH 5. FINDING WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: EVIDENCE-BASED EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND NURSING CARE OF YOUNG CHILDREN AT RISK FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

CH 6 COMPLEX AUTISM: IS IT RARE OR A FAMILY AFFAIR?

CH 7. NURSING CARE OF THE CHILD WITH ASD SCHEDULED FOR A TONSILLECTOMY

CH 8. "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON": THE SCHOOL NURSE AND STUDENTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

CH 9ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT: THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF THE ADOLESCENT WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME

SECTION II DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

SECTION III. INTRODUCTION: ADULTHOOD AND MID-LIFE

CH 10.TRANSITION TO COMMUNITY: ADOLESCENCE, EMPLOYMENT AND COMPANIONSHIP

CH 11. CARING FOR WOMEN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME DURING THE CHILDBEARING CYCLE

CH 12. EMERGENCY NURSING CARE OF PATIENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

CH 13 CANCER CARE FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: THE CASE OF PROSTATE CANCER

SECTION III. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

SECTION IV. INTRODUCTION: OLDER YEARS AND END OF LIFE

CH 14. EVIDENCE-BASED CARE OF THE OLDER CLIENT WITH AUTISM

CH 15.THE NURSE'S ROLE IN MANAGING TRANSITIONS AND FUTURE PLANNING FOR AGING ADULTS WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIES

CH 16. ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE CARE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD IN THE FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY: HEARING THE VOICE OF THE PERSON WITH AUTISM AT THE END OF LIFE

SECTION IV DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

SECTION V. PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER- INTEGRATED CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD

CH 17. PROFESSIONAL NURSING PARTNERSHIPS AND THE FUTURE OF NURSING CARE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

CH 18. LEGAL ISSUES & IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING CARE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN THE UNITED STATES

SECTION V DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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