Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-08
  • Publisher: LWW
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions. The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, and extensive lists of Websites that offer patient/client teaching tools.

Table of Contents

Older Adults and Wellness
Seeing Older Adults Through the Eyes of Wellness
Applying a Nursing Model for Promoting Wellness in Older Adults
Theoretical Perspectives on Aging Well
Perspectives on Culture and Diversity of Older Adults
Nursing Considerations for Older Adults
Gerontological Nursing and Health Promotion
Diverse Health Care Settings for Older Adults
Assessment of Health and Functioning
Medications and Other Bioactive Substances
Legal and Ethical Concerns
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Promoting Wellness in Psychosocial Function
Cognitive Function
Psychosocial Function
Psychosocial Assessment
Impaired Cognitive Function: Delirium and Dementia
Impaired Affective Function: Depression
Promoting Wellness in Physical Function
Digestion and Nutrition
Urinary Function
Cardiovascular Function
Respiratory Function
Mobility and Safety
Sleep and Rest
Sexual Function
Promoting Wellness in All Stages of Health and Illness
Caring for Older Adults During Illness
Caring for Older Adults Experiencing Pain
Caring for Older Adults at the End of Life
Age-Related Variations in Laboratory Values
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