Gerontological Nursing : The Essential Guide to Clinical Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-17
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The second edition of Patricia Tabloskirs"sGerontological Nursing is a comprehensive, research-based text that will guide nursing students in their care of older patients. The text presents information related to normal and pathological changes of aging, with an emphasis on the critical information that nurses need for assessment, diagnosis, planning and evaluating care outcomes for their older clients. Bolstered by current research in nursing, medicine, sociology and psychology, this book combines information on medical-surgical care for older patients with issues facing the older population. It emphasizes both critical thinking and application of the nursing process to give students the confidence they need to provide the highest level of care.

Author Biography

Patricia Tabloski possesses three degrees in nursing. She received her BSN from Purdue University, her MSN from Seton Hall University, and her PhD from the University of Rochester. As a gerontological nurse practitioner, Dr. Tabloski has provided primary care to older patients in a variety of settings, including acute care facilities, geriatric outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and hospice programs. She has taught graduate and undergraduate stu-dents about gerontology since 1981 and presently is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and a faculty mem-ber at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. In 2002, Dr. Tabloski was honored as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. She has numerous publications and presentations relating to gerontologi-cal nursing and has lectured internationally in Hungary, China, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Tabloski has chaired the Test Development Committee for the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner examination by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Dr. Tabloski is a federally funded researcher and conducts clinically based outcome studies relating to nonpharmacological interventions designed to improve sleep and ease agitation in older persons in community and institutional settings.  Additionally, Dr. Tabloski has received federal funding to establish an Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Palliative Care. 


Table of Contents

Foundations of Nursing Practicep. 1
Principles of Gerontologyp. 2
Gerontological Nursing Issuesp. 27
Principles of Geriatricsp. 54
Challenges of Aging and the Cornerstones of Excellence in Nursing Carep. 83
Cultural Diversityp. 84
Nutrition and Agingp. 110
Pharmacology and Older Adultsp. 155
Psychological and Cognitive Functionp. 188
Sleep and the Older Adultp. 224
Pain Managementp. 249
Violence and Elder Mistreatmentp. 271
Care of the Dyingp. 293
Physiological Basis of Practicep. 327
The Integumentp. 328
The Mouth and Oral Cavityp. 365
Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smellp. 383
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 421
The Respiratory Systemp. 459
The Genitourinary and Renal Systemsp. 517
The Musculoskeletal Systemp. 551
The Endocrine Systemp. 600
The Gastrointestinal Systemp. 642
The Hematologic Systemp. 684
The Neurologic Systemp. 711
The Immune Systemp. 754
Multisystem Problems: Caring for Frail Elders With Comorbiditiesp. 787
p. 819
p. 821
Indexp. 831
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