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Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult

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  • Ann Schmidt Luggen Phd, RN, MSN, CS, BC-ARNP, CNAA
  • Sue E. Meiner EdD, APRN, BC, GNP

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This concise guide provides nurses with the tools to help older adults with arthritis achieve the highest possible quality of life. Practical tips on nursing management, self care, and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout. Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing management and interventions. Part two presents general strategies for managing arthritis, including comprehensive chapters on a pain management, exercise, and patient teaching. Any nurse working with the elderly will find this a fundamental resource.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 26, 2002
  • Page Count 236
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826123626
  • EISBN 9780826123633

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Priscilla Ebersole
    Introduction, Ann Schmidt Luggen and Sue E. Meiner
    Part I: Arthritic Diseases and Related Diseases
  1. Osteoarthritis, Patricia Birchfield
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ann Schmidt Luggen
  3. Gouty Arthritis, Sue E. Meiner
  4. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis, Laurie Kennedy-Malone
  5. Cervical and Lumbar Disk Problems, Sue E. Meiner
  6. Osteoporosis, Patricia Mezinskis

  7. Part II: Managing Athritis
  8. Assessing and Managing Pain, Ann Schmidt Luggen
  9. Exercise and Physical Therapy, Barbara Resnick
  10. Patient Teaching Tools and Self-Help Techniques: Focus on Cultural Diversity, Ann Mabe Newman
  11. Quality of Life Issues, Phyllis J. Atkinson
  12. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Mary R. Painter-Romanello
  13. Participating in Sports with Arthritis, Catherine A. Hill