Get all the knowledge you need to provide effective care for adults as they age. Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Ebersole & Hess’ Toward Healthy Aging, 9th Edition is the only comprehensive text to address all aspects of gerontological nursing care. The new ninth edition has been extensively revised and updated and now includes shorter, more streamlined chapters and pedagogical features to facilitate learning, covering the areas of safety and ethical considerations, genetics, communication with the patient and caregiver, promoting health in persons with conditions commonly occurring in later-life world-wide addressing loss and palliative care and much more. This new edition considers the experience of aging as a universal experience and the nurse’s role in the reduction of health disparities and inequities as a member of the global community. Plus, it contains a variety of new learning features that focus the readers’ attention on applying research and thinking critically in providing care to aging adults across the care continuum.
Part 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging 1. Health and Wellness in an Aging Society 2. Gerontological Nursing: Past, Present, and Future 3. Theories of Aging 4. Culture and Aging 5. Cognition and Learning NEW!
Part 2: Foundations of Caring 6. Communicating with Older Adults 7. Health Assessment 8. Laboratory Values and Diagnostics 9. Geropharmacology 10. The Use of Herbs and Supplements
Part 3: Wellness and Function 11. Vision NEW! 12. Hearing NEW! 13. Skin Care NEW! 14. Nutrition NEW! 15. Hydration and Oral Care NEW! 16. Elimination NEW! 17. Sleep NEW! 18. Physical Activity and Exercise 19. Falls and Fall Risk-Reduction NEW! 20. Safety and Security
Part 4: Wellness and Chronic Illness 21. Living Well with Chronic Illness 22. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Health and Illness NEW! 23. Neurodegenerative Disorders NEW! 24. Endocrine and Immune Disorders NEW! 25. Respiratory Health and Illness NEW! 26. Common Musculoskeletal Concerns NEW! 27. Pain and Comfort 28. Mental Health 29. Care of Individuals with Neurocognitive Disorders
Part 5: Healthy Aging for Elders and Their Families 30. Economics of Health Care in Later Life 31. Common Legal and Ethical Issues 32. Long-Term Care 33. Intimacy and Sexuality 34. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions 35. Loss, Death and Palliative Care 36. Self-Actualization, Spirituality and Transcendence