Nursing Care of Older Adults Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-01-07
  • Publisher: LWW
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Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Table of Contents

Older Adults: An Introduction
The Continuum of Older Adulthoodp. 3
Older Adults in Families, Communities, and the Worldp. 19
The Phenomenon of Agingp. 39
Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological Nursing and Health Promotionp. 71
Gerontological Nursing and the Continuum of Care for Older Adultsp. 91
Legal and Ethical Concernsp. 109
Psychosocial Aspects of Function
Cognitive Functionp. 123
Psychosocial Functionp. 139
Communication and Transcultural Nursing Carep. 165
Psychosocial Assessmentp. 179
Physiologic Aspects of Function
Overall Functional Assessmentp. 213
Hearingp. 227
Visionp. 251
Digestion and Nutritionp. 279
Urinary Functionp. 309
Cardiovascular Functionp. 337
Respiratory Functionp. 363
Mobility and Safetyp. 381
Skinp. 415
Sleep and Restp. 437
Thermoregulationp. 457
Sexual Functionp. 473
Medication Management
Medications and the Older Adultp. 503
Impaired Psychosocial Function in Older Adults
Impaired Cognitive Function: Delirium and Dementiap. 541
Impaired Affective Function: Depressionp. 581
Elder Abuse and Neglectp. 607
Review of Physiologic Aspects of Functionp. 637
Indexp. 645
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