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Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging



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With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients' experience. Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you understand these important considerations when caring for older adults. Healthy aging strategies maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients with dementia and their caregivers. Consistent chapter organization includes learning objectives, research, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use. Incorporates assessment guidelines throughout provide useful tools for practice. End-of-chapter activities and discussion questions help you expand your knowledge and understanding of the content. Resource lists provide you with additional means to explore ways to care for the older adult. Incorporates the core competencies identified by the AACN and the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Healthy People 2010 boxes assist you in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Expanded sexuality-related content includes older adults living with AIDS and STDs. Genetics section reflects the emergence of the role of genetics in gerontological assessment.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Healthy Agingp. 1
Aging in the United Statesp. 1
Healthy, Wellness, and Agingp. 2
Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needsp. 4
Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Rolesp. 9
Gerontological Nursing: Growth of a Specialtyp. 10
Gerontological Nursing Educationp. 15
Roles in Gerontological Nursingp. 16
Gerontological Nursing and Gerontology Organizationsp. 21
Communicating with Eldersp. 25
Communicating with Elders: General Principlesp. 25
Communication with Elders with Neurological Disordersp. 33
Communication with Elders with Cognitive Impairmentp. 36
The Life Storyp. 38
Culture and Agingp. 48
The Gerontological Explosionp. 49
Health Disparitiesp. 49
Increasing Cultural Competencep. 49
Documentation for Optimal Carep. 61
Documentationp. 61
Documentation Across Health Care Settingsp. 62
Changes of Aging
Theories and Physical Changes of Agingp. 66
Biological Theories of Agingp. 67
Physical Changes that Accompany Agingp. 68
Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Agingp. 84
Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Agingp. 85
Life Span Development Approachp. 85
Types of Agingp. 85
Sociological Theories of Agingp. 86
Psychological Theories of Agingp. 88
Spirituality and Agingp. 90
Cognition and Agingp. 91
Learning in Late Lifep. 95
Nutritional Needsp. 101
Nutrition and Agingp. 101
Factors Affecting Fulfillment of Nutritional Needs in Agingp. 104
Health Conditions Affecting Nutritionp. 114
Malnutritionp. 121
Fluids and Continencep. 130
Fluidsp. 131
Continencep. 133
Rest, Sleep, and Activityp. 148
Rest and Sleepp. 148
Activityp. 156
Promoting Healthy Skin and Feetp. 163
Integumentp. 163
Healthy Feetp. 174
Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safetyp. 179
Mobility, Safety, and Satisfactionp. 179
Falls and Risk Reductionp. 181
Environmental Safetyp. 196
Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursingp. 205
Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursingp. 205
Safe Medication Use for Older Adultsp. 219
Pharmacokineticsp. 220
Pharmacodynamicsp. 223
Chronopharmacologyp. 225
Medication Issues and Older Adultsp. 226
Psychotropic Medicationsp. 232
Coping With Chronic Disorders In Late Life
Living with Chronic Illnessp. 239
Chronic Illnessp. 239
Theoretical Frameworks for Chronic Illnessp. 244
Pain and Comfortp. 259
Acute and Persistent Painp. 261
Diabetes Mellitusp. 272
Diabetesp. 272
Bone and Joint Problemsp. 281
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 281
Osteoporosisp. 282
Arthritisp. 285
Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearingp. 291
Diseases Affecting Visionp. 292
Diseases of the Earp. 299
Cardiac and Respiratory Disordersp. 303
Cardiovascular Disordersp. 304
Respiratory Disordersp. 309
Cognitive Impairmentp. 317
Overview of Cognitive Impairmentp. 318
Overview of Dementiap. 328
Caregiving for Persons with Dementiap. 348
Caring For Elders And Their Caregivers
Economic and Legal Issuesp. 355
Social Securityp. 356
Medicare and Medicaidp. 357
Care for Veteransp. 360
Long-Term Care Insurancep. 361
Legal Issues in Gerontological Nursingp. 362
Elder Mistreatment and Neglectp. 364
The National Elder Abuse Incidence Studyp. 371
Abuse and Neglect Assessmentp. 373
Relationships, Roles, and Transitionsp. 374
Relationships, Roles, and Transitionsp. 375
Familiesp. 375
Late Life Transitionsp. 378
Caregivingp. 383
Intimacy and Sexualityp. 391
AIDS and the Elderlyp. 400
Mental Health and Wellness in Late Lifep. 406
Mental Health and Wellness in Late Lifep. 407
Suicidep. 423
Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disordersp. 424
Depression Rating Scalesp. 433
Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Lifep. 434
Death and Dyingp. 441
The Needs of the Dying and Their Families and Implications for Gerontological Nursingp. 442
Dying and the Nursep. 444
Decision Making at End of Lifep. 446
Care Across the Continump. 450
Residential Options in Late Lifep. 450
Improving Transitions Across the Continuum of Carep. 460
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