Toward Healthy Aging - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 11th Edition
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Provide holistic, compassionate nursing care for older adults! Based on evidence-based protocols, Toward Healthy Aging, 11th Edition helps you master gerontological nursing skills with an approach that focuses on health, wholeness, and the potential in aging. In promoting healthy aging, the text emphasizes caring and respect for the person. Special sections provide an honest look at the universal experience of aging. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris A. Touhy and Kathleen F. Jett, this classic text helps you learn to apply scientific research, build critical thinking skills, and prepare for success on the NCLEX® exam and in clinical practice.
- Promoting Healthy Aging: Implications for Gerontological Nursing sections help you apply concepts to assessments and interventions.
- A Student Speaks and An Elder Speaks sections at the beginning of every chapter provide perspectives of older people and nursing students.
- Nursing Studies provide practice examples designed to assist you in assessment, planning, interventions, and outcomes to promote healthy aging.
- Learning objectives in every chapter introduce important content and define learning goals and expectations.
- Key concepts provide a concise review of the most important points found in each chapter.
- Critical Thinking Questions and Activities help you apply concepts and build clinical judgment skills.
- Safety Alerts emphasize QSEN competencies and safety issues related to care of older adults.
- Tips for Best Practice boxes summarize evidence-based nursing interventions for practice.
- Research Highlights boxes summarize important research studies in the field of gerontology
- Research Questions include suggestions and ideas for pursuing nursing research.
- Healthy People boxes reference the goals cited in Healthy People 2020.
- NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style case studies at the end of chapters include questions to help you prepare for the NGN exam.
- NEW! Completely updated content helps you develop clinical judgment skills, identified by the NCSBN and the AACN as a key attribute of professional nursing.
- NEW! Updated topics include COPD guidelines, theories of aging, medication use and misuse, palliative care, wound care guidelines, genomic research, and LGBT family relationships and sexualty in older adults.
PART 1 Foundations for Clinical Judgment to Promote Healthy Aging 1 Gerontological Nursing Across the Continuum of Care 2 Aging, Health, and Wellness in a Global Community 3 Theories of Aging 4 Providing Cross-Cultural Care 5 Economics and Health Care in Late Life 6 Promoting Excellence in Long-Term Care PART 2 Foundations for Taking Action 7 Therapeutic Communication With Older Adults, 8 Cognitive Health and Learning 9 Recognizing and Analyzing Cues to Maximize Outcomes 10 Using Laboratory Data in Clinical Judgment 11 Safe Medication Use PART 3 Clinical Judgment to Promote Wellness and Function 12 Visual Health 13 Auditory Health 14 Healthy Skin 15 Nutritional Health 16 Hydration and Oral Health 17 Elimination 18 Sleep 19 Activity and Exercise 20 Falls and Fall Risk Reduction 21 Safe and Secure Environments PART 4 Clinical Judgment to Promote Wellness for Persons With Chronic Illnesses 22 Living Well With Chronic Illness 23 Vascular Disorders 24 Respiratory Disorders 25 Neurocognitive Disorders 26 Care of Individuals With Neurocognitive Disorders 27 Endocrine and Immune Disorders 28 Common Musculoskeletal Disorders 29 Pain and Comfort 30 Mental Health PART 5 Clinical Judgment to Promote Healthy Aging With Older Adults and Families 31 Ethics, Decision Making, and Mistreatment 32 Relationships, Roles, and Life Transitions 33 Intimacy and Sexual Health, 34 Loss, Death, and Palliative Care 35 Spiritual Health, Meaning, and Self-Actualization
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, DPNAP, 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