Gerontological Nursing: Promoting Successful Aging with Older Adults

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Gerontological Nursing: Promoting Successful Aging with Older Adults

Format:  Paperback,

387 pages

Publisher: F a Davis Co

Publish Date: Sep 2004

ISBN-13: 9780803611658

ISBN-10: 080361165X

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Retaining its practical, clinically oriented approach, the 3rd edition covers a wide range of topics and issues necessary to deal with the older patient, in a succinct format that can be used in a variety of courses covering gerontological nursing. The book introduces the concept of "successful aging" -- the ability to maintain a low risk of disease and disease-related disability, high mental and physical function, and an active engagement in life. Successful aging, the use of the classifications of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and the concept of health promotion are the organizing frameworks for such pertinent topics as end-of-life and palliative care, dementia care, and new care delivery options.

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Publisher: F a Davis Co
Publish Date: Sep 2004
ISBN-13: 9780803611658
ISBN-10: 080361165X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 387
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 10.5 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introduction to Health Promotion and Protection in the Care of Older Adultsp. 1
Promoting Health through Public Policy and Standards of Carep. 3
Theories of Agingp. 11
Mental Health Wellnessp. 17
Cultural Dimensionsp. 25
Legal Issues Affecting Older Adultsp. 45
Ethical Issuesp. 57
Health Teaching and Compliancep. 67
Pharmacology and Older Adultsp. 77
Settings of Carep. 85
Health Protection from a Body Systems Approachp. 107
Normal Aging and Physical Assessmentp. 109
The Aging Sensory Systemp. 121
The Aging Integumentary Systemp. 131
The Aging Musculoskeletal Systemp. 141
The Aging Neurological Systemp. 149
The Aging Cardiovascular Systemp. 159
The Aging Pulmonary Systemp. 167
The Aging Endocrine Systemp. 175
The Aging Genitourinary Systemp. 189
The Aging Gastrointestinal System and Nutritionp. 201
Multisystem Alterationsp. 213
Immobility and Activity Intolerance in Older Adultsp. 215
Assessment and Prevention of Fallsp. 225
Pain Management in Older Adultsp. 235
Cancer in Older Adultsp. 245
HIV Disease in Older Adultsp. 255
Individual and Family Psychodynamicsp. 263
Developmental Tasks and Development in Later Years of Lifep. 265
Family Dynamicsp. 273
Elder Mistreatmentp. 287
Depression, Alcoholism, and Suicidep. 295
Spirituality in Older Adultsp. 313
Sexuality in Older Adultsp. 319
End-of-Life and Palliative Carep. 327
Alternations in Mental Processingp. 337
Sleep Disturbancesp. 339
Acute Confusionp. 347
Dementia in Older Adultsp. 355
Epiloguep. 369
The Future of Gerontological Nursingp. 371
Indexp. 375

Book description

Retaining its practical, clinically oriented approach, the 3rd edition covers a wide range of topics and issues necessary to deal with the older patient, in a succinct format that can be used in a variety of courses covering gerontological nursing. The book introduces the concept of "successful aging" -- the ability to maintain a low risk of disease and disease-related disability, high mental and physical function, and an active engagement in life. Successful aging, the use of the classifications of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and the concept of health promotion are the organizing frameworks for such pertinent topics as end-of-life and palliative care, dementia care, and new care delivery options.

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