Caring for Older Adults Holistically

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-04
  • Publisher: F A Davis Co
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Be prepared to meet the growing demand for nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide quality care to older adults. Mary Ann Anderson's easy-to-understand writing and positive outlook continue to enliven every page of this popular resource! Completely updated and fully revised throughout, the 5th Edition features coverage of the field's hottest topics, including a new chapter on transitions and new coverage of gerotranscendence. There are also new interactive exercises for students online at DavisPlus that make learning and studying easier.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Care for the Older Adultp. 1
Holistic Caringp. 3
The Aging Experiencep. 18
Supporting Life Transitions and Spirituality in the Elderlyp. 34
The Use of the Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis in the Care of Older Adultsp. 52
Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding Older Adultsp. 79
Promoting Wellnessp. 92
Nutrition for Older Adultsp. 109
Culturally Specific Carep. 126
Activity, Rest, and Sleep as Criteria for Healthp. 144
End-of-Life Issues in Older Adultsp. 157
Environments of Carep. 171
Management Role of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursep. 186
Clinical Practicep. 209
Common Infectious Diseasesp. 211
Common Medical Diagnosesp. 230
Physiological Assessmentp. 250
Common Clinical Problems: Physiologicalp. 271
Psychological Assessmentp. 291
Common Clinical Problems: Psychologicalp. 308
Rehabilitation and Restorative Carep. 329
Pharmacology and Its Significance for Older Adultsp. 346
Laboratory Values and Older Adultsp. 364
Unit Resourcesp. 387
Sample Advance Directives: Living Will and Power of Attorney for Health Carep. 389
Answers to Chapter Study Questionsp. 401
Indexp. 403
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