Gerontological Nursing : Competencies for Care

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  • Copyright: 2006-03-30
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYUrs"s 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructorrs"s manual. Click here to read the complete Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care document!

Table of Contents

Introduction to gerontological nursingp. 5
The aging populationp. 29
Theories of agingp. 57
Aging changes that affect communicationp. 87
Therapeutic communication with older adultsp. 121
Review of the aging of physiological systemsp. 143
Assessment of the older adultp. 265
Medications and laboratory valuesp. 293
Changes that affect independence in later lifep. 321
Identifying and preventing common risk factors in the elderlyp. 357
Management of common illnesses, diseases, and health conditionsp. 391
Management of common problemsp. 475
Using assistive technology to promote quality of life for older adultsp. 563
Ethical/legal principles and issuesp. 589
Appreciating diversity and enhancing intimacyp. 619
Global models of health carep. 647
The interdisciplinary teamp. 669
Alternative health modalitiesp. 683
Promoting quality of lifep. 703
Teaching older adults and their familiesp. 735
The gerontological nurse as manager and leaderp. 753
End-of-life carep. 779
Future trends in gerontological nursingp. 815
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