Journey Across the Life Span : Human Development and Health Promotion

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2007
  • Publisher: F a Davis Co
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Authors Elaine Polan and Daphne Taylor provide the most reliable and comprehensive instruction for applying health promotion to the clinical setting. This user-friendly, updated edition will guide you to better understand the demands of your future role with patients through all stages of the life cycle. Expanded coverage of late adulthood - especially pertinent for LPNs who practice extensively in long-term-care facilities. New chapter addresses death, dying, and grieving across the life span to heighten your awareness of this sensitive concern at each stage of life. Boxes and "Helpful Hints" features within chapters address specific clinical issues, cultural considerations, patient/family teaching, and stress and coping techniques. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Daphne Taylor, RN, MS, is Classroom/Clinical Instructor, Practical Nurse Program, Vocational Education and Extension Board, School of Practical Nursing, Uniondale, New York.

Table of Contents

Healthy Lifestylesp. 1
Culturep. 15
The Familyp. 29
Communicationp. 43
Theories of Growth and Developmentp. 55
Prenatal Period to 1 Yearp. 73
Toddlerhoodp. 101
Preschoolp. 119
School Agep. 135
Puberty and Adolescencep. 153
Early Adulthoodp. 173
Middle Adulthoodp. 191
Late Adulthoodp. 203
Death and Dyingp. 231
Community Help Servicesp. 245
Recommendations for Health Promotionp. 247
Sample of Living Will and Health-Care Proxyp. 251
Answers to Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 255
Glossaryp. 257
Indexp. 265
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