This year, the American Journal of Nursing named eight of our books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. Thanks to our nursing authors, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won by a single publisher. This weekly feature showcases our winning authors and their outstanding titles.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

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

Winner, Second Place, Gerontologic Nursing

"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

An interdisciplinary clinical reference, this text encompasses more than 310 up-to-date entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care. Learn More

About the Authors


Elizabeth A. Capezuti

Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the William Randolph Hearst Chair in Gerontology and Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY). From 2003 through 2013 she was the Director of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care of Health System Elders), a program of New York University College of Nursing. She is an internationally recognized geriatric nurse researcher, known for her work in improving the care of older adults by interventions and models that positively influence healthcare providers' knowledge and work environment. The recipient of more than $8M in research and training grants, Dr. Capezuti has disseminated the findings of 35 funded projects in four co-edited books and more than a hundred peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

Michael L. Malone

Michael L. Malone, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Medical Director of Aurora Senior Services at the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin, and Section Head of Geriatrics and Geriatrics Fellowship Director at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Malone is also Adjunct Professor at Marquette University College of Health Sciences, Milwaukee.

Paul R. Katz

Paul R. Katz, MD is currently Vice President of Medical Services and Chief of Staff at the Baycrest Geriatric Health Centre in Toronto Ontario and is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Prior to Dr Katz's move to Toronto in 2010, he was the Chief of Geriatrics at the University of Rochester in New York and Director of the Fingerlakes Geriatric Education Center. He has held leadership positions in several national organizations including recently serving as President of the American Medical Directors Association. Dr Katz has edited 11 textbooks and published extensively on a range of educational, clinical and quality care issues in long term care. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services as well as from private foundations. His research currently focuses on medical staff organization models and physician practice patterns specific to long term care settings.

Mathy Mezey

Mathy D. Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Co-Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at New York University College of Nursing.