Nursing Care of Older People

Paperback | March 3, 2011

EditorAndrew Hindle, Alison Coates

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Nursing Care of Older People provides a new, contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients. With a clear and engaging style, the authors outline a rigorous and robust account of underlying principles and evidence with tools and tips forbest nursing practice. This comprehensive textbook examines the changes brought about by the ageing process to both physical and mental health as well as learning disabilities. Providing essential insights necessary to deliver high quality nursing in primary and hospital care, this text covers a wide range of issues andclinical topics. Learning is aided by case studies, nursing insights, activities, and reflection enabling readers to apply theory to practice. This text is particularly useful for pre and post registration student nurses, qualified nursing staff, and other healthcare professionals working alongside nurses to deliver care to older people. The online resource centre to accompany Nursing Care of oOder People features:For students and lecturers:* Additional interactive case studies.* National policy links. * Website links to national older people organizations, charities and support groups and links to journals on older patients in health care.* Audio podcasts on the nursing care of older people.

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Nursing Care of Older People provides a new, contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients. With a clear and engaging style, the authors outline a rigorous and robust account of underlying principles and evidence with tools and tips forbest nursing practice. This comprehensive t...

Andrew Hindle is the Strategic Commissioning Lead for Older People and Long Term Conditions at Dudley NHS, England. A Registered and District Nurse, Andrew has worked in strategy and commissioning since 2004, including the regional 'Champions for Older People' programme to ensure quality care for this client group. Alison Coates is Hea...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019956311X

ISBN - 13:9780199563111

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Communication and dignity1. Introduction2. Values, attitudes and dignity- person centred care3. Hearing and sight loss4. Law and ethics5. Family, carers and single households in the communityPart 2: Patient Safety6. Mobility and falls7. Medication managementPart 3: Care settings8. Primary and community care9. Hospital carePart 4: Changes in the ageing process10. Key health conditions and the older adult11. Dementia, mental health and the older adult12. Learning disability and the older adult13. Nutrition and fluids14. Elimination and continence15. Hygiene and infection control16. Pain management17. Sleep and rest18. End of life care

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"Relevant, contemporary and easy to read... an excellent overview which would be a good starting point for new readers in the subject." --Gary Blatch, Dementia Strategy Manager, South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust