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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

SKU# 9780826137357

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition

Editors:

  • Elizabeth A. Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Michael L. Malone MD
  • Paul R. Katz MD
  • Mathy Mezey DSc, EdD, MED, BSN
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The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2007... The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent... Score: 5/5 stars." -- Margaret Arthur, Nursing Standard

"The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This is an excellent addition to my library and I will refer to it often, much like a medical dictionary... Score: 90, 4 Stars."--Doody's Medical Reviews

The third edition of this encyclopedia provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. Ö In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Entries are written at an undergraduate level and would be useful for practitioners, students, and caregiversÖRecommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

This interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses more than 310 current entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care across multiple health care disciplines. The third edition reflects the many advances in geriatrics that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2006. It contains the updated, evidence-based contributions of more than 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare professionals regarding elder-care concerns relating to society, community, caregiving, and the individual. Completely new entries address Geriatric Care Models (acute care for elders, Project BOOST), Geriatric Health Issues (diarrhea in adults, prolonged hospitalization, frailty, fronto-temporal dementia, re-hospitalization, acute urinary retention, personality and aging, primary palliative care), Technology and Aging (Smart home sensors, Telehealth, Surveillance technology), and more.

The Encyclopedia is organized alphabetically and includes links to important Web-based resources and Apps. Clinical topics comprehensively address diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. Health care clinicians across the continuum will find this referenceóthe only one of its kind--to be a valuable guide to making appropriate referrals to social service providers, and social service professionals will be well informed by highly accessible descriptions of diagnoses, clinical syndromes, and care management.

Key Features:

  • Includes over 310 updated geriatric and geriatric care clinical entries across multiple healthcare disciplines
  • Contains state-of-the-art contributions from over 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare experts
  • Provides clinical content for social service professionals and social care information for clinicians
  • Offers new information on multiple topics relating to Geriatric Care Models, Geriatric Health Concerns, and Technology and Aging
  • References numerous Web-based resources and Apps

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 11, 2013
  • Page Count 848
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826137357
  • EISBN 9780826137364

Table of Contents 

LIST OF ENTRIES

AARP (Previously the American Association of

Retired Persons)

Abuse

Access to Care

Active Life Expectancy

Activities of Daily Living

Adult Day Services

Adult Foster Care Homes

Adult Protective Services

Advance Directives

Advanced Practice Nursing

African Americans and Health Care

Ageism

Aging African Americans

Aging Agencies: City and County Level

Aging Agencies: Federal Level

Aging Agencies: State Level

AIDS

Allergic Rhinitis

Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease

American Association of Homes and Services for

the Aging

American Federation for Aging Research

American Geriatrics Society

American Health Care Association

American Indian Elders

American Medical Directors Association

American Nurses Association

American Society on Aging

Americans With Disabilities Act

Anemia

Animal-Assisted Health Care

Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Arthritis

Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders

Aspiration

Assisted Living

Assisted Suicide

Assistive Technology

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Atrophic Vaginitis

Autonomy

Back Pain

Balance

Behavioral Symptoms in Patients with Demetia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Bereavement

Bowel Function

Breathing

Bruises

Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity

Awards Program

Burns and Related Safety Issues

Caloric Intake

Cancer Treatment

Cardiovascular Fitness

Cardiovascular System: Overview

Caregiver Burden

Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiving Benefits

Caregiving Relationships

Case Management

Cataracts

Centenarians

Cerebrovascular Disease

Chest Pain: Noncardiac Causes

Chronic Heart Failure in the Elderly

Chronic Illness

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Clinical Pathways

Cognition Instruments

Cognitive Changes in Aging

Communication Issues for Practitioners

Community Assessment

Competency and Capacity

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Conservatorship

Consumer-Directed Care

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Contractures

Coping With Chronic Illness

Coronary Artery Disease

Cough

Creativity

Crime Victimization

Cultural Assessment

Cultural Competence and Aging

Culture Change

Cure Versus Care

Daytime Sleepiness

Death Anxiety

Deconditioning Prevention

Dehydration

Delirium

Dementia: Nonpharmacological Therapy

Dementia: Overview

Dementia: Pharmacological Therapy

Dementia: Special Care Units

Demography of Aging

Dental Implants

Dentistry

Dentures

Depression in Dementia

Depression Measurement Instruments

Diabetes: Management

Diabetes: Overview

Discharge Planning

Dizziness

Driving

Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)

Dysuria

Eating and Feeding Behaviors

Elder Mistreatment: Overview

Elder Neglect

Employment

Environmental Modifications: Home

Environmental Modifications: Institutional

Ergonomics

Ethics Consultation

Euthanasia

Evidence-based Health Care

Exercise and Cardiovascular Response

Eye Care Providers

Falls Prevention

Family Care for Elders with Dementia

Family Care for Frail Elders

Family Caregiver Needs: Assessment

Fatigue

Fecal Incontinence

Feeding: Non-oral

Financial Abuse

Financing Retirement

First Nation Peoples and Dementia

Foot Problems

Fractures

The Future

Future of Care

Gait Assessment Instruments

Gait Disturbances

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Gastrointestinal Physiology

Gay and Lesbian Aging

Genetic Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease

Geriatric Assessment Programs

Geriatric Consultation

Geriatric Dentistry: Clinical Aspects

Geriatric Evaluation and Management Units

Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT)

Geriatric Resource Nurse

Geriatrician

Gerontological Social Workers

Gerontological Society of America

Glaucoma

Grandparents as Family Caregivers

Group Psychotherapy

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research

Scholars Program

Headache

Health Maintenance

Health Promotion Screening

Hearing Aids

Hearing Impairment

Heart Failure Management

Heartburn

Hematopoiesis

Hip Fractures

Hispanic and Latino Elders

Home Health Care

Homeless Elders

Homosexual Elders

Hospice

Hospital-Based Services

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS

Hypertension

Iatrogenesis

Immigrant Elders

Immunization

Incontinence

Infection Transmission in Institutions:

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Information Technology

Injury and Trauma

Institutional Mistreatment: Abuse and Neglect

Institutionalization

Integumentary System

Intergenerational Care

International Psychogeriatric Association

Interviewing

Intra-Articular Therapy

Joint Replacement: Lower Extremity

Kidney and Urinary System

Latino Elders

Leisure Programs

Life Events

Life Expectancy

Life Extension

Life Review

Long-Term-Care Financing: International

Perspective

Long-Term-Care Policy

Low Vision

Managed Care

Meals on Wheels

Measurement

Measuring Physical Function

Medicaid

Medicare

Medicare Managed Care

Medicare Part D Benefit

Medication Adherence

Mental Capacity Assessment

Mental Health Services

Mild Cognitive Impairment: Controversy in

Nomenclature and Treatment

Mini-Mental State Examination

Money Management

Morbidity Compression

Multidimensional Functional Assessment:

Instruments

Multidimensional Functional Assessment:

Overview

Muscle Cramps

Musculoskeletal System

Music Therapy

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home

Reform

National Conference of Gerontological Nurse

Practitioners

National Council on the Aging

National Gerontological Nursing Association

National Indian Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging

National Long-Term-Care Ombudsman

Program

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

(NORCs)

Neurological Changes in the Elderly

Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychologists

Nonpharmacological Treatement

Nurse Competence in Aging

Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Admission

Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders

Nursing-Home Managed Care

Nursing Home Reform Act

Nutritionists

Obesity

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assessment and

Evaluation

Older Americans Act

Oral Health Assessment

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Over-the-Counter Drugs and Self-Medication

PACE—Progam of All-Inclusive Care for the

Elderly

Pain: Acute

Pain Assessment Instruments

Pain: Chronic/Persistent

Palliative Care

Parkinsonism

Patient-Provider Relationships

Pensions and Financing Retirement

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Tube Feeding

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Personality Disorders in the Elderly

Pharmacists

Physical Function

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapy Services

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Podiatric Medicine

Polypharmacy: Drug–Drug Interactions

Polypharmacy: Management

Poverty

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment

Primary Care Practice

Prison-residing Elders

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

(PACE)

Prosthetics: Lower Extremity

Pruritis (Itching)

Psychiatric Diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TR

Psychological/Mental Status Assessment

Psychotic Disorders and Mania

Psychotropic Medications in Nursing

Homes

Quality-of-Life Assessment

Recreation

Rehabilitation

Reimbursement

Relocation Stress

Renal System

Respiratory System

Respite Care

Restraints

Retirement

Retirement Communities

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Risk Assessment and Identification

Rural Elderly

Satisfaction Measurement

Self-Neglect

Self-Rated Health

Senior Centers

Sensory Changes/Loss: Smell and

Taste

Sexual Health

Signage

Skin Issues: Bruises and Discoloration

Skin Tears

Sleep Disorders

Smell

Social Isolation

Social Security

Social Supports (Formal and Informal)

Special Care Units

Speech-Language Pathologists

Spirituality

Staff Development

Stress

Subacute Care

Subcontinental Elders

Subjective Well-Being

Substitute Decision Making

Suicide

Sundowning

Support Groups

Swallowing Disorders and Aspiration

Taste

Tax Policy

Teams

Technology

Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Recreation

Therapists

Time

Total Parenteral Nutrition

Transitional Care

Transportation

Trauma

Tube Feeding

Tuberculosis

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence Assessment

Urinary Tract Infections

Uterine, Cystocele/Rectocele, and Rectal

Prolapse

Validation Therapy

Vascular and Lewy Body Dementias

Veterans and Veteran Health

Vision

Vision Changes and Care

Vision Safety

Volunteerism

Wandering

Weakness

Well-Being

Xerostomia

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