Gerontologic Nursing

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-27
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science

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Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.

-Comprehensive assessment guidelines identify findings that are normal, deviate from normal, and abnormal.

-A separate Health Promotion chapter and specialty boxes provide information related to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing disease.

-Detailed coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death and dying, and substance abuse explains the complex aspects of aging and related care.

-Cultural Influences chapter and Cultural Awareness boxes focus on clients' specific customs and how they affect your nursing care.

-Client/Family Teaching boxes help you communicate effectively on self-care.

-Home Care Tips boxes promote practical, effective care for the homebound older client.

-Emergency Treatment boxes highlight critical care in emergency situations.

-Nutrition boxes discuss the special nutritional needs and concerns of an aging population.

-Key points help you remember what you've read, and critical thinking activities help expand learned concepts.

-Up-to-date content includes the latest on hip and knee replacement, Lyme disease, lactose intolerance, upper respiratory infections, current arthritis therapies and treatments, and expanded information on abuse of older adults.

-Unique! Nursing Care Plans link NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes for guidance in providing appropriate care.

-Unique! Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply the research leading to better outcomes of nursing care.

-Unique! Nursing Process boxes provide quick and easy access to care information.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing
Overview of Gerontologic Nursing
Theories of Aging
Legal and Ethical Issues
Gerontologic Assessment
Influences on Health and Illness
Cultural Influences
Family Influences
Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences
Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention
Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults
Wellness Issues
Sleep and Activity
Intimacy and Sexuality
Mental Health
Common Psychophysiologic Stressors
Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
Substance Abuse
Loss and End-of-Life Issues
Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management
Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Pharmacologic Management
Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders
Cardiovascular Function
Respiratory Function
Endocrine Function
Gastrointestinal Function
Musculoskeletal Function
Urinary Function
Cognitive and Neurologic Function
Integumentary Function
Sensory Function
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Sheena S. Smith May 12, 2011
This textbook is excellent for teaching undergraduate nursing students gerontologic nursing, medical-surgical nursing or for integrating the content. It is also a good review and reference for practicing nurses. It's easy to locate pertinent information in each chapter with the headings and sub-headings. Unique! Nursing Process boxes provide quick and easy access to care information. I purchase my college textbooks through ecampus and the purchase is very smooth. The price is very suitable and the book arrived earlier than the delivery date and in a very good condition for a used textbook exactly as a described.
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