ISBN: 9780323096041
Page Count: 456
Imprint: Mosby
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Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP and Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323096041
Page Count: 456
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $58.95
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Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market.

    • Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience.
    • AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout.
    • Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
    • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults
    • Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use.
    • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient.
    • UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging.
    • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies.
    • NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

    Part 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    1. Introduction to healthy aging
    2. Gerontological nursing history, education, and roles
    3. Care across the continuum
    4. Culture and aging
    5. Theories of aging and physical changes
    6. Social, psychological, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging
    7. Part 2: Fundamentals of caring

    8. Assessment and documentation for optimal care
    9. Safe medication use
    10. Nutrition and Hydration
    11. Elimination
    12. Rest, sleep, and activity
    13. Promoting healthy skin and feet
    14. Promoting safety
    15. Part 3: Coping with chronic disorders in late life

    16. Living with chronic illness
    17. Pain and comfort
    18. Diseases affecting vision and hearing
    19. Metabolic disorders
    20. Bone and joint problems
    21. Cardiac and respiratory disorders
    22. Neurological disorders
    23. Cognitive impairment
    24. Mental health
    25. Part 4: Caring for elders and their caregivers

    26. Economic and legal issues
    27. Relationships, roles, and transitions
    28. Loss, death, and palliative care
  • 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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