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cover image - Gerontologic Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323498074
Publication Date: 05-10-2019
Page Count: 672
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.99

Gerontologic Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition

by Sue E. Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC-GNP and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

ISBN: 9780323498074
Publication Date: 05-10-2019
Page Count: 672
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.99
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Prepare students to compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care — and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care.

    • Overview of age-related changes in structure and function included in all body system chapters.
    • The most current standards and guidelines keep you in the know.
    • Psychologic and sociocultural issues and aspects of older adult care integrated throughout the text.
    • Critical thinking questions included at end of chapters.
    • UNIQUE! Patient/Family Teaching boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care.
    • Health Promotion/Illness Prevention boxes provide tips to promote leading a healthy life.
    • UNIQUE! Nutritional Consideration boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification.
    • Cultural Awareness boxes highlight differences in how key concepts are understood or practiced in various cultures.
    • Home Care boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult.
    • Key Points at end of chapters summarize the important concepts discussed in the chapter.
    • EXPANDED! Increased focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings.
    • NEW! New nursing theories in chapter 2 provide a framework for gerontologic care.
    • UPDATED! Up-to-date guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations.
    • UPDATED! Fall prevention updates help you better protect your patients.
    • UPDATED! Updates on the challenges of caring for older adults with cognitive disorders ensure you are prepared.
    • UPDATED! Updated chapters throughout reflect the current evidence to guide practice.
  • Part I: Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing
    1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing
    2. Theories Related to Care of the Older Adult
    3. Legal and Ethical Issues
    4. Assessment of the Older Adult
    Part II: Influences on Health and Illness
    5. Cultural Influences
    6. Family Influences
    7. Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences
    8. Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention
    Part III: Influences on Quality of Life
    9. Nutrition
    10. Sleep and Activity
    11. Safety
    12. Sexuality and Aging
    13. Pain
    14. Infection and Inflammation
    Part IV: Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management
    15. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
    16. Drugs and Aging
    Part V: Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders
    17. Integumentary Function
    18. Sensory Function
    19. Cardiovascular Function
    20. Respiratory Function
    21. Gastrointestinal Function
    22. Urinary Function
    23. Musculoskeletal Function
    24. Cognitive and Neurologic Function
    25. Endocrine Function
    Part VI: Health Care Transitions
    26. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults
    27. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
    28. Cancer
    29. Loss and End-of-Life Issues
  • Sue E. Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC-GNP, President Consultant on Health Issues, Inc. McKinney, Texas Formerly Nurse Practitioner in Private Practice Las Vegas, Nevada Assistant Professor University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor,Tarleton State University ,Stephenville, Texas
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