Gerontologic Nursing

Other | August 7, 2013

bySue E. Meiner, Sue E. Meiner

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Covering both disorders and wellness,Gerontologic Nursingprovides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.

  • Comprehensive assessment guidelinesidentify findings that are normal, deviate from normal, and abnormal.
  • A separateHealth Promotionchapter and specialty boxesprovide information related to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing disease.
  • Detailed coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death and dying, and substance abuseexplains the complex aspects of aging and related care.
  • Cultural Influenceschapter andCultural Awarenessboxesfocus on clients' specific customs and how they affect your nursing care.
  • Client/Family Teachingboxeshelp you communicate effectively on self-care.
  • Home Care Tipsboxespromote practical, effective care for the homebound older client.
  • Emergency Treatmentboxeshighlight critical care in emergency situations.
  • Nutritionboxesdiscuss the special nutritional needs and concerns of an aging population.
  • Key pointshelp you remember what you've read, andcritical thinking activitieshelp expand learned concepts.
  • Up-to-date contentincludes the latest on hip and knee replacement, Lyme disease, lactose intolerance, upper respiratory infections, current arthritis therapies and treatments, and expanded information on abuse of older adults.
  • Unique! Nursing Care Planslink NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes for guidance in providing appropriate care.
  • Unique!Evidence-Based Practiceboxeshelp you apply the research leading to better outcomes of nursing care.
  • Unique!Nursing Processboxesprovide quick and easy access to care information.

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Covering both disorders and wellness,Gerontologic Nursingprovides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associ...

Format:OtherDimensions:704 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323266274

ISBN - 13:9780323266277

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing 2. Theories of Aging 3. Legal and Ethical Issues 4. Gerontologic AssessmentPart Two: Influences on Health and Illness5. Cultural Influences 6. Family Influences 7. Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences 8. Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention 9. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older AdultsPart Three: Wellness Issues10. Nutrition 11. Sleep and Activity 12. Safety 13. Intimacy and Sexuality 14. Mental HealthPart Four: Common Psychophysiologic Stressors15. Pain 16. Infection 17. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation 18. Substance Abuse 19. Cancer 20. Loss and End-of-Life IssuesPart Five: Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management21. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 22. Pharmacologic ManagementPart Six: Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders23. Cardiovascular Function 24. Respiratory Function 25. Endocrine Function 26. Gastrointestinal Function 27. Musculoskeletal Function 28. Urinary Function 29. Cognitive and Neurologic Function 30. Integumentary Function 31. Sensory Function