Gerontology : Nursing Care of the Older Adult

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Older adults are the fastest growing segment of our population and will require nurses and other health practitioners who are trained in their special needs. Here in this full color and highly illustrated text the reader will find a holistic approach to nursing care for the older population that addresses the physical, psychological, social and economic influences on the older adults health. A strong foundation on the normal aging process leads to sections on promoting health and wellness among the elderly. Specialist practitioners discuss the most common health care problems of the elderly and their related nursing care. The reader will also learn the latest thinking on current topics such as the financial, legal, and ethical issues that older patients and their families face, the importance of becoming an advocate for excellent elderly care, and meeting the special needs of diverse ethnic and cultural groups. (KEYWORDS: gerontology, nursing, holistic approach, alternative therapy)
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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 222.3 x 281.7 x 29mm | 1,706.92g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0766807290
  • 9780766807297

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Aging Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Chapter 2: Gerontological Nursing. Chapter 3: Changes in the Health Care Delivery System Affecting Older Adults. Chapter 4: Developmental Aspects of Aging. Chapter 5: Biological and Physiological Aspects of Aging. Chapter 6: Psychological Aspects of Aging. Chapter 7: Social Aspects of Aging. Chapter 8: Successful Aspects of Aging. Chapter 9: Geriatric Nutrition. Chapter 10: Informal Support Systems. Chapter 11: Wellness and Health Promotion. Chapter 12: Health Education. Chapter 13: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Planning. Chapter 14: Major Diseases of Older Adults. Chapter 15: Acute Care Issues. Chapter 16: Chronic Illness. Chapter 17 Management of Medications. Chapter 18: Mental Health Issues. Chapter 19: Nursing Homes. Chapter 20: Home Health Care. Chapter 21: Hospice and Palliative Care. Chapter 22: Primary Care Centers. Chapter 23: Hospital Outpatient Care and Services. Chapter 24: Community Organizations and Services. Chapter 25: Ethical Theories and Principles Related to Aging. Chapter 26: End of Life Decisions and Choices. Chapter 27: Legal and Financial Issues. Chapter 28: Trends and Future Needs.
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