Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive, research-based information on nursing care of older adults. Beginning with the basics, the text uses a systems approach to describe the aging process from wellness to illness. It also describes physiological and psychological aspects of aging in detail, as well as assessment and practice in all settings using the nursing process.
- Each chapter incorporates a research and theory-based approach to the aging process.
- Content is comprehensive and focuses on caring for the older adult.
- The text examines the differences between normal aging conditions and clinical problems/conditions.
- Competencies and Roles in Gerontological Nursing section focuses on the process that nurses, especially clinical nurse specialists, use to impact gerontological nursing care.
- Nursing care plans provide the practitioner with nursing care scenarios applied to clinical practice.
- Expanded content on functional assessment, including addressing communication issues, both verbal and non-verbal, alerts the reader to vital issues that may affect the patient's plan of care.
- Color insert visually complements material on the integumentary section as it illustrates some of the major integumentary conditions affecting the gerontologic population.
- Reflections boxes written by experts across different nursing fields share personal experiences related to the chapters' content.
- Toward Better Health boxes provide key considerations for promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Assessment boxes emphasize specific physical tests and observations to make when assessing a patient.
- Age-Related Changes boxes detail the ways in which particular body systems are affected by the aging process.
- New chapters on End of Life Care, Evidence-Based Practice, and Assisted Living Care give the reader a more comprehensive look at gerontological nursing care.
Section 1 Introduction to Practice in Gerontological Nursing
1. Gerontological Nursing: Issues and Trends in Practice
2. Assessment: Focus on Function
3. Tools for Screening and Assessment
4. Application of Nursing Theory
5. Evidence-Based Practice—NEW!
Section 2 Foundations of Gerontological Nursing Practice
6. Gerontology: The Study of Aging
7. Pharmacological Considerations
8. Nutritional Considerations
9. Ethical Considerations
Section 3 Aging Changes and Health Deviations
10. Integument System
11. Musculoskeletal System
12. Cardiovascular System
13. Respiratory System
14. Neurological System
15. Gastrointestinal System
16. Genitourinary System
17. Endocrine System
18. Immune System
19. Age-Related Changes in the Special Senses
Section 4 Psychosocial Aging
20. Psychological Age-Related Changes
21. Sociological Age-Related Changes
22. End of Life Care of the Older Adult—NEW!
Section 5 Competencies and Roles in Gerontological Nursing—NEW!
23. Leadership Skills
24. Group Process
25. Interdisciplinary Care
26. Case Management
27. Health Education and Health Promotion
28. Quality Improvement
Section 6 Gerontological Nursing in the Context of Care
29. The Continuum of Geriatric Care
30. Community Care
31. Assisted Living Care—NEW!
32. Acute Care
33. Subacute Care
34. Long-Term Care