Gerontological Nursing

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-03-19
  • Publisher: LWW

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Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022!

Awarded Second Place in the 2021 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Gerontologic Nursing

Focusing on the content that students need to know for effective practice, this text offers evidence-based coverage of the aging process, factors contributing to healthy aging, and unique aspects of disease presentation and management in older adults. Content is logically organized in five units that provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of the aging process and guide students through the complexities of gerontological care. The tenth edition retains the text’s acclaimed holistic approach through insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care, with updated content throughout to help students meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment and an increasingly diverse population. This edition also includes Next Generation NCLEX®-Style Case Studies and Questions, which help students review important concepts and practice for the next generation NCLEX®, as well as Unfolding Patient Stories that correlate directly to simulated patient scenarios in vSim® for Nursing | Gerontology, which equip students with a consistent, realistic experience in patient interaction and enhanced preparation for practice.
  • UPDATED! Revised content throughout reflects the latest research findings and emphasizes relevant nursing implications.
  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX®-Style Case Studies and Questions related to chapters on clinical topics help students review important concepts and practice for the next generation NCLEX®.
  • NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, engage students in meaningful conversations on patient care and tie into corresponding patient scenarios in vSim® for Nursing | Gerontology and Lippincott® DocuCare for enhanced preparation for practice. 
  • Concept Mastery Alerts improve students’ understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Lippincott’s Adaptive Learning Powered by PrepU.
  • Bringing Research to Life features highlight the clinical relevance of current, evidence-based research. 
  • Consider This CasePractice Realities, and Critical Thinking Exercises demonstrate the real-life applications of concepts in the text. 
  • In-text learning aids — including Chapter Outlines, Learning Objectives, Terms to Know, Communication Tips, Points to Ponder, Key Concepts, and Chapter Summaries — help students master important material.
  • Nursing Problem Highlights provide overviews of common nursing problems, covering causes to interventions in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Nursing Care Plans outline nursing problem, goal, and action for selected health conditions, giving students practical models for effective health care planning.
  • Assessment Guides walk students through general observation, the history-taking interview, and the physical examination.
  • Engaging, open design makes content approachable and retains students’ interest. 
  • Focus on caring for the whole person helps nurses across the spectrum of care confidently and effectively care for older adults in any setting.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1    The Aging Experience
Chapter 1                The Aging Population
Chapter 2                Theories of Aging
Chapter 3                Diversity
Chapter 4                Life Transitions and Story
Chapter 5                Common Aging Changes
UNIT 2    Foundations of Gerontological Nursing
Chapter 6                The Specialty of Gerontological Nursing
Chapter 7                Holistic Assessment and Care Planning
Chapter 8                Legal Aspects of Gerontological Nursing
Chapter 9                Ethical Aspects of Gerontological Nursing
Chapter 10              Continuum of Care in Gerontological Nursing
UNIT 3    Health Promotion
Chapter 11              Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 12              Sleep and Rest
Chapter 13              Comfort and Pain Management
Chapter 14              Safety
Chapter 15              Safe Medication Use
UNIT 4    Geriatric Care
Chapter 16              Respiration
Chapter 17              Circulation
Chapter 18              Digestion and Bowel Elimination
Chapter 19              Urinary Elimination
Chapter 20              Reproductive System Health
Chapter 21              Mobility
Chapter 22              Neurologic Function
Chapter 23              Vision and Hearing
Chapter 24              Endocrine Function
Chapter 25              Skin Health
Chapter 26              Cancer
Chapter 27              Mental Health Disorders
Chapter 28              Delirium and Dementia
Chapter 29              Living in Harmony With Chronic Conditions
UNIT 5    Settings and Special Issues in Geriatric Care
Chapter 30              Spirituality
Chapter 31              Sexuality and Intimacy
Chapter 32              Rehabilitative and Restorative Care
Chapter 33              Acute Care
Chapter 34              Long-Term Care
Chapter 35              Family Caregiving
Chapter 36              End-of-Life Care
Appendix A: Next Generation NCLEX Questions (online)
Appendix B: Answers to Next Generation NCLEX Questions (online)

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