Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.
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.
Nursing Care of Older Adults is designed to help nurses recognise signs and symptoms, aid diagnoses, select pertinent outcomes to monitor and evaluate the older adults status, and prescribe correct interventions. The book is organised into 11 units by functional health patterns and will include the use of standardised nursing diagnoses, nursing sensitive outcomes and interventions to assist nurses with assessment, diagnostic reasoning and evaluation of outcomes effectiveness. The book will also assist nurses to identify critical gaps and future research needs. This will help to support nursing practice and illustrate why the use and documentation of nurses' decisions and actions is essential in the delopment of evidence based practice, and to influence health policy decisions that benefit older adults. ... Publisher description.
Diabetes presents differently in older people and normal ageingprocesses, predisposition to specific complications, and otherco-morbid conditions complicate its management. The underlyingphilosophy of this book is that there are opportunities forprevention, health maintenance and rehabilitation for older peoplewith diabetes, which can realistically improve their quality oflife. This book is an easy to follow essential guide to providing skilledand effective care for older people with diabetes in community,acute and residential care settings. It aims to provide nurses andother health professionals with the knowledge needed to accuratelydiagnose, treat and care for older people with diabetes. It drawsupon guidance from the National Service Frameworks for Diabetes andCare of Older People (UK) and the Department of Human ServiceStandards (Australia) and provides an ideal companion to Care ofPeople with Diabetes.
Univ. College, Worcester, UK. Text focuses on patient needs with the aspects of law, ethics, and decision-making theory. Offers evidence-based approach with case studies and clinical scenarios. Topics include assessment, decisions and judgements, accuracy, sources of information, ethics, legal requirements, and more. For nurses. Softcover.
Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick-reference resource for registered and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting. Organized in user-friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients. The book is organized into four major sections. The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization. The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly-structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression. These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.
Other adults are the fastest growing segment of our population and wil l require nurses and other health practitioners who are trained in the ir special needs. Here in this full color and highly illustrated text the reader will find a holistic approach to nursing care for the older population that addresses the physical, psychological, social and eco nomic influences on the older adults health. A strong foundation on th e normal aging process leads to sections on promoting health and welln ess among the elderly. Specialist practitioners discuss the most commo n health care problems of the elderly and their related nursing care. The reader will also learn the latest thinking on current topics such as the financial, legal, and ethical issues that older patients and th eir families face, the importance of becoming an advocate for excellen t elderly care, and meeting the special needs of diverse ethnic and cu ltural groups. (KEYWORDS: gerontology, nursing, holistic approach, alt ernative therapy)
Springer Publishing is happy to note the use of this title in the Nursing Education of America CEU classes! This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population.
An assessment procedure which determines the individual nursing care needs of older people with dementia. It assesses the following areas: memory/orientation; behaviour; mood disturbance; communication; sleep; washing/dressing; continence; nutrition; mobility; and skin care. Developed for use within continuing care settings for elderly mentally infirm people, it is intended to improve the standards of patient care and nursing practice within such settings, especially in the areas of individual needs assessment and care planning. The binder includes the following photocopiable resources: patient admission forms; care planning checklists; core care plans and multi-disciplinary patient review forms.
Gerontological Nursing Care is ideal as a textbook...or as a reference book. Nineteen prominent leaders in the gerontological nursing community thoroughly address the nursing care needs of older adults in a positive, compassionate manner that promotes wellness. They examine a full range of key issues including spirituality, cultural diversity, sexuality, polypharmacy, falls and other safety problems, sensory alterations, immunologic concerns, Alzheimer's disease, caregiver stress, professional stress, and homelessness. And, a compelling photography program supports the humanistic focus. Concise and easy to read, Gerontological Nursing Care supports a holistic, humanistic approach to the care of older patients from diverse cultural backgrounds in a full range of care settings.
Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin Plank
Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin Plank
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Awarded third place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Gerontologic Nursing category! Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults! Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life. Explore more online at DavisPlus! Access your complete text online with the Davis Digital Version and gain extra practice with additional case studies, learning activities, and review questions. (Redeem the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, to access these DavisPlus student resources.) Plus, look for helpful lists of web sites and more!
Raelene V. Shippee-Rice,Susan J. Fetzer,Jennifer V. Long