Nursing Care of Older People

Nursing Care of Older People


Edited by Andrew Hindle, Edited by Alison Coates


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 264mm x 18mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019956311X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199563111
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 45 line drawings and photos
  • Sales rank: 552,799

Product description

Nursing care of older people provides a new, contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients. With a clear and engaging style, the authors outline a rigorous and robust account of underlying principles and evidence with tools and tips for best nursing practice. This comprehensive textbook examines the changes brought about by the ageing process to both physical and mental health as well as learning disabilities. Providing essential insights necessary to deliver high quality nursing in primary and hospital care, this text covers a wide range of issues and clinical topics. Learning is aided by case studies, nursing insights, activities, and reflection enabling readers to apply theory to practice. This text is particularly useful for pre and post registration student nurses, qualified nursing staff, and other healthcare professionals working alongside nurses to deliver care to older people. The online resource centre to accompany Nursing care of older people features: For students and lecturers * Additional interactive case studies. * National policy links. * Website links to national older people organizations, charities and support groups and links to journals on older patients in health care. * Audio podcasts on the nursing care of older people.

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Author information

Alison Coates is Lead for Teaching and Learning (Nursing) in the School of Health and Population Sciences (Nursing and Physiotherapy) at the University of Birmingham, England. She has extensive experience of nursing older people with both physical and mental health needs and teaching on this area of care.

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A refreshing read... from a readers point of view it both informs them of the theory and policy context but also empowers them by suggesting and including practical examples and tools Danny Walsh, Lecturer, Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham By reading this book I think students will be challenged to consider how they should develop their practice to meet the needs of this group. I feel they would find the practical approach offered to be particularly helpful. Lisa Poynor, Community Learning Disability Nurse, Community Team for People with Learning disabilities, Surrey and Boarders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Written in a way that would be ideal for a 1st or 2nd year nursing students. Graham MacIntosh, University of Glasgow Relevant, contemporary and easy to read... an excellent overview which would be a good starting point for new readers in the subject. Gary Blatch, Dementia Strategy Manager, South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust

Table of contents

PART 1: COMMUNICATION AND DIGNITY ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Values, attitudes and dignity- person centred care ; 3. Hearing and sight loss ; 4. Law and ethics ; 5. Family, carers and single households in the community ; PART 2: PATIENT SAFETY ; 6. Mobility and falls ; 7. Medication management ; PART 3: CARE SETTINGS ; 8. Primary and community care ; 9. Hospital care ; PART 4: CHANGES IN THE AGEING PROCESS ; 10. Key health conditions and the older adult ; 11. Dementia, mental health and the older adult ; 12. Learning disability and the older adult ; 13. Nutrition and fluids ; 14. Elimination and continence ; 15. Hygiene and infection control ; 16. Pain management ; 17. Sleep and rest ; 18. End of life care