Health Assessment of the Older Individual

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-05-01
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co

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New York University, New York. Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing. New edition of a text for nurses on thorough health assessment of the older patient as the key to planning, delivering, and evaluating quality care to the elderly. Previous edition 1980. DNLM: Geriatric Nursing.

Table of Contents

The Role of Assessment in the Care of the Older Personp. 1
Growth and Development of the Older Personp. 6
Interviewing for the Health Historyp. 15
Functional Assessmentp. 31
Assessment of General Appearance, Skin, Hair, Feet, Nails, and Endocrine Statusp. 46
Assessment of Changes in the Eye, Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Neckp. 60
Assessment of the Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory, and Hematopoietic Systemsp. 81
Assessment of Nutritional Status, Gastrointestinal Functioning, and Abdominal Examinationp. 97
Assessment of Sexual, Genital, and Urinary Functioningp. 111
Musculoskeletal Assessmentp. 121
Assessment of Mental/Emotional Statusp. 132
Assessment of Neurological Functioningp. 159
Assessment of Community, Home, and Nursing Homep. 174
Changes in Laboratory Values and Their Implicationsp. 207
Appendix: Key Health Status Objectives Targeting Older Adultsp. 232
Indexp. 237
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