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Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.
Part One: Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing 1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing 2. Theories of Aging 3. Legal and Ethical Issues 4. Gerontologic Assessment Part Two: Influences on Health and Illness 5. Cultural Influences 6. Family Influences 7. Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences 8. Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention 9. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults Part Three: Wellness Issues 10. Nutrition 11. Sleep and Activity 12. Safety 13. Intimacy and Sexuality 14. Mental Health Part Four: Common Psychophysiologic Stressors 15. Pain 16. Infection 17. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation 18. Substance Abuse 19. Cancer 20. Loss and End-of-Life Issues Part Five: Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management 21. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 22. Pharmacologic Management Part Six: Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders 23. Cardiovascular Function 24. Respiratory Function 25. Endocrine Function 26. Gastrointestinal Function 27. Musculoskeletal Function 28. Urinary Function 29. Cognitive and Neurologic Function 30. Integumentary Function 31. Sensory Function