Caring for Older People

Caring for Older People : Developing Specialist Practice

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Caring for Older People: Developing Specialist Practice addresses the care of older people in the community, nursing and residential homes, and in the hospital setting. This unique text charts the development of this nursing specialty and contains a broad range of up-to-date, evidence-based material covering aspects such as quality of life, mobility, social interaction, sexuality, community perspectives and the care of those with learning disabilities or mental health problems.

Written by a well-respected group of clinical experts, this comprehensive text adopts a positive, modern approach to nursing older people, and recognises that the goals of the older person are concentrated on independence.

This book is highly recommended for nursing students at both pre- and post- registration levels who are specialising in caring for older people. It will also be of interest to health and social services staff who are responsible for caring for older people, and for staff working in nursing and residential homes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 14mm | 498.95g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340613742
  • 9780340613740

Table of contents

The ageing process
Maintaining quality of life
Sensory deprivation and the older person
Keeping active
Cognition of self-awareness
Social interaction
Sexuality and sexual health
Living alone: living with others
Disease or distress: an exploration of mental health and age
Social responsibility: an issue of age
Community perspectives
Care of the elderly person with a learning disability
Adapting to change
Meeting psychosocial needs of elderly people
Quality, audit, review.
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Review quote

Undoubtedly a useful book which maps out many areas of significance to the care of older people.
Journal of Dementia Care

I would recommend this book for all professionals to dip into... it should be part of any specialist library available for staff caring for older people.
Age and Aging

...recommend this book for all professionals to dip into...should be part of any specialist library available for staff caring for older people
Age and Ageing
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