Gerontological Nursing

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-05
  • Publisher: Pearson

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GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING, 3/eis a comprehensive, research-based, and up-to-date guide to nursing care for older adults in all settings. It brings together essential information about normal and pathological changes associated with aging; healthy aging; common diseases of aging; and key psychosocial, cultural, and public health issues. Reflecting today's emphasis on evidence-based practice and appropriate delivery of scarce healthcare resources, this text presents new best practices and QSEN standards throughout, promoting more effective assessment, diagnosis, planning, and outcome evaluation. The text's multidisciplinary approaches help nurses "add life to years," not just extend life. Its coverage of acute and chronic diseases includes nursing implications, atypical presentation, functional implications, pharmacology, evaluation, etiology, risk factors, and complications; the text also includes a full chapter on multisystem diseases. This book supports safe, effective, and appropriate practice in the home, hospitals, long-term care, and hospice settings.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Practice

1. Principles of Gerontology

2. Gerontological Nursing Issues

3. Principles of Geriatrics


Unit II: Challenges of Aging and the Cornerstones of Excellence in Nursing Care

4. Cultural Diversity

5. Nutrition and Aging

6. Pharmacology and Older Adults

7. Psychological and Cognitive Function

8. Sleep and the Older Adult

9. Pain Management

10. Violence and Elder Mistreatment

11. Care of the Dying


Unit III: Physiological Basis of Practice

12. The Integument

13. The Mouth and Oral Cavity

14. Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell

15. The Cardiovascular System

16. The Respiratory System

17. The Genitourinary and Renal Systems

18. The Musculoskeletal System

19. The Endocrine System

20. The Gastrointestinal System

21. The Hematologic System

22. The Neurologic System

23. The Immune System

24. Multisystem Problems: Caring for Frail Elders with Comorbidities


Appendix A: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnosis

Appendix B: Answers to Critical Thinking Questions


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