Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
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Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition


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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