ISBN: 9780323065641
Page Count: 496
Imprint: Mosby
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Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP and Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323065641
Page Count: 496
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $55.95
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With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients’ experience.
    • Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging.
    • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you understand these important considerations when caring for older adults.
    • Healthy aging strategies maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients with dementia and their caregivers.
    • Consistent chapter organization includes learning objectives, research, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use.
    • Incorporates assessment guidelines throughout provide useful tools for practice.
    • End-of-chapter activities and discussion questions help you expand your knowledge and understanding of the content.
    • Resource lists provide you with additional means to explore ways to care for the older adult.
    • Incorporates the core competencies identified by the AACN and the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
    • Healthy People 2010 boxes assist you in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
    • Expanded sexuality-related content includes older adults living with AIDS and STDs.
    • Genetics section reflects the emergence of the role of genetics in gerontological assessment.
  • Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    1. Introduction to Healthy Aging

    2. Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles

    3. Communicating with Elders

    4. Culture and Aging

    5. Documentation for Optimal Care


    Section 2: Changes of Aging

    6. Theories and Physical Changes of Aging

    7. Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

    8. Nutritional Needs

    9. Fluids and Continence

    10. Rest, Sleep, and Activity

    11. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet

    12. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

    13. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing

    14. Safe Medication Use for Older Adults


    Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders in Late life

    15. Living with Chronic Illness

    16. Pain and Comfort

    17. Diabetes Mellitus

    18. Bone and Joint Problems

    19. Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

    20. Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

    21. Cognitive Impairment


    Section 4: Caring for Elders and Their Caregivers

    22. Economic and Legal Issues

    23. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

    24. Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life

    25. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life

    26. Care Across the Continuum
  • Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor
    Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, Florida and Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida
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