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Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYUrs"s 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructorrs"s manual. Click here to read the complete Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care document!
Table of Contents
|Introduction to gerontological nursing||p. 5|
|The aging population||p. 29|
|Theories of aging||p. 57|
|Aging changes that affect communication||p. 87|
|Therapeutic communication with older adults||p. 121|
|Review of the aging of physiological systems||p. 143|
|Assessment of the older adult||p. 265|
|Medications and laboratory values||p. 293|
|Changes that affect independence in later life||p. 321|
|Identifying and preventing common risk factors in the elderly||p. 357|
|Management of common illnesses, diseases, and health conditions||p. 391|
|Management of common problems||p. 475|
|Using assistive technology to promote quality of life for older adults||p. 563|
|Ethical/legal principles and issues||p. 589|
|Appreciating diversity and enhancing intimacy||p. 619|
|Global models of health care||p. 647|
|The interdisciplinary team||p. 669|
|Alternative health modalities||p. 683|
|Promoting quality of life||p. 703|
|Teaching older adults and their families||p. 735|
|The gerontological nurse as manager and leader||p. 753|
|End-of-life care||p. 779|
|Future trends in gerontological nursing||p. 815|
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