Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada,2nd Edition
Equip yourself with the skills to meet the needs of an aging Canadian population. Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada, Second Edition is a concise, gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Featuring the most up-to-date CGNA guidelines, this new edition identifies potential problems and gives you the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and assist older adults to help them lead healthy lives. Plus, it contains a variety of learning features that focus your attention on statistics, legislation, practice guidelines, standards of care, and examples relevant to Canadian practice.
- Focus on health and wellness throughout the book highlights all aspects of the aging process.
- Core competencies identified by the CGNA integrated throughout book.
- Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout book to help you care for different population groups.
- Expanded assessment guidelines and tools incorporated throughout as tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment.
- Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter ensure you understand the material and know how to use it in clinical situations.
- NEW! Enhanced coverage regarding the safety of nurses and clients emphasizes important information for you to consider while working in a clinical setting.
- NEW! UNIQUE! Latest CGNA guidelines/standards included to ensure you have access to the most up-to-date knowledge and understanding of gerontological nursing.
- NEW! Additional coverage on disease process and treatment for the older adult covers current findings on timely issues.
- NEW! Evidence-informed Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices and identify practices with unknown, ineffective or harmful effects.
- NEW! UNIQUE! Gerontology coverage adequately addresses questions on the NCLEX®-RN.
Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging
1. Introduction to Healthy Aging 2. Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles 3. Communicating with Older Adults 4. Culture, Ethnicity, and Aging 5. Nursing Documentation
Section 2: Changes of Aging
6. Biological Theories and Physical Changes of Aging 7. Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging 8. Nutritional Needs 9. Hydration and Continence 10. Rest, Sleep, and Activity 11. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet 12. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety 13. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing 14. Safe Medication Use for Older Adults
Section 3: Coping with Chronic Illness in Later Life
15. Living with Chronic Illness 16. Pain and Comfort 17. Diabetes Mellitus 18. Bone and Joint Health 19. Visual and Auditory Changes 20 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders 21. Cognitive Impairment and Neurological Disorders
Section 4: Caring for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
22. Economic and Legal Issues 23. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions 24. Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life 25. Loss, Death and Palliative Care 26. Care Across the Continuum
Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, 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, Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MED, PhD(c), Chair, Enhanced Senior Care at the School of Health and Life Sciences, Conestoga College and Lynn McCleary, RN, BScN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Brock University