For all courses in gerontological nursing, and all nursing courses that address the unique challenges of caring for older adults.
GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING, 3/e is a comprehensive, research-based, and up-to-date guide to nursing care for older adults in all settings. It brings together essential information about normal and pathological changes associated with aging; healthy aging; common diseases of aging; and key psychosocial, cultural, and public health issues. Reflecting today's emphasis on evidence-based practice and appropriate delivery of scarce healthcare resources, this text presents new best practices and QSEN standards throughout, promoting more effective assessment, diagnosis, planning, and outcome evaluation. The text's multidisciplinary approaches help nurses “add life to years,” not just extend life. Its coverage of acute and chronic diseases includes nursing implications, atypical presentation, functional implications, pharmacology, evaluation, etiology, risk factors, and complications; the text also includes a full chapter on multisystem diseases. This book supports safe, effective, and appropriate practice in the home, hospitals, long-term care, and hospice settings.
Table of Contents
Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Practice
1. Principles of Gerontology
2. Gerontological Nursing Issues
3. Principles of Geriatrics
Unit II: Challenges of Aging and the Cornerstones of Excellence in Nursing Care
4. Cultural Diversity
5. Nutrition and Aging
6. Pharmacology and Older Adults
7. Psychological and Cognitive Function
8. Sleep and the Older Adult
9. Pain Management
10. Violence and Elder Mistreatment
11. Care of the Dying
Unit III: Physiological Basis of Practice
12. The Integument
13. The Mouth and Oral Cavity
14. Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell
15. The Cardiovascular System
16. The Respiratory System
17. The Genitourinary and Renal Systems
18. The Musculoskeletal System
19. The Endocrine System
20. The Gastrointestinal System
21. The Hematologic System
22. The Neurologic System
23. The Immune System
24. Multisystem Problems: Caring for Frail Elders with Comorbidities
Appendix A: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnosis
Appendix B: Answers to Critical Thinking Questions
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