ISBN: 9781416067115
Page Count: 1040
Imprint: Saunders
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Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN and Helen Lach, PhD, RN, CS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781416067115
Page Count: 1040
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $74.95
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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
  • Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX and Helen Lach, PhD, RN, CS, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
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