Health Care of the Older Adult

Health Care of the Older Adult : An Australian and New Zealand Nursing Perspective

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Description

The growing number of older adults in Australia and New Zealand makes an understanding of their health needs and problems of critical importance to all nurses who work with them, both in specialty facilities and in other health facilities and services that have a large clientele who are ageing. Health Care of the Older Adult contributes to a greater knowledge of ageing, age-related issues and healthcare problems of older adults. The role of nurses in relation to older adults' health problems is highlighted throughout the book, but it also focuses on normal ageing, health promotional activities, and how governments have responded to our 'ageing societies'. It will prove an essential textbook for nurses working in aged care or with older clients, and a useful reference book for other health professionals.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 215mm
  • Woodslane Pty Ltd
  • Mona Vale, Australia
  • 1921606622
  • 9781921606625

Table of contents

* Ageing and care of the older adult * Aged Care - Setting the policy agenda for nursing and health * Psychology of ageing * Normal biological ageing * Health assessment of the older adult in Aotearoa New Zealand * Evidence-based nursing practice * Person-centred care in aged care * Common health problems of old age * Mental illness in old age * Clinical pharmacology and older adults * References * Indexshow more

About Peter Brown

The Editor, Dr Peter Brown, has worked in various universities in NSW over a 25 year span as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Head of School. He has edited two textbooks on aged care and presented numerous conference papers, both nationally and internationally. Peter is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia Heath and Wellness in Ageing Faculty.show more