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Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse. Case Studies in Nursing

  • ID: 2221984
  • Book
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As the fastest growing population sector worldwide, older adults are seen in almost every care setting in which clinicians practice. Developed as a resource for advanced practice nurses in any setting,
Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse presents readers with a range of both typical and atypical cases from real clinical scenarios.

The book is organized into six units covering cases related to ageism, common health challenges, health promotion, environments of care, cognitive and psychological issues, and issues relating to aging and independence. Each case follows a similar format including the patient's presentation, critical thinking questions, and a thorough discussion of the case resolution through which students and clinicians can enhance their clinical reasoning skills.

Designed to promote geriatric clinical education through self–assessment or classroom use, Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse is a key resource for all those dedicated to improving care for older adults.

Key Features:

- Includes more than 40 cases covering a range of geriatric health issues
- Presents critical thinking questions separately before disclosing answers to promote self–assessment
- Well–referenced with links to current web resources where relevant
- Written by experts in the field from a variety of practice settings
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Contributors ix

Introduction xvii

Abbreviations and Acronyms xxi

Section 1 The Aging Population 1

Case 1.1 Recipe for Successful Aging 3By Christine Tocchi, PhD(C), MSN, APRN, GNP–BC

Case 1.2 Cultural Competence Is a Journey 15By Jina Ko, MSN, RN, ANP–C and Julie M. L. Lautner, MSW, MSN, RN

Case 1.3 The Ugly Face of Ageism 23By Shelley Yerger Hawkins, DSN, APRN, FNP, GNP, FAANP

Case 1.4 If Only We Had National Health Insurance 31By Philip A. Greiner, DNSc, RN

Section 2 Common Health Challenges of Aging 37

Case 2.1 The Heart of It All 39By Jaclyn R. Jones, MSN, APRN, NP–C

Case 2.2 I Have This Thing on My Skin 47By Everol M. Ennis, Jr., MSN, APRN, A/GNP–BC

Case 2.3 Why Is My Mother Wearing a Diaper? 57By Annemarie Dowling–Castronovo, PhD(c), RN

Case 2.4 My Aching Back 65By Anne Moore, DNP, RN

Case 2.5 More Than Just Constipation 75By Frieda R. Butler, PhD, MPH, FAAN, FGSA

Case 2.6 Are You in the Hospital Again? 85By Kimberly O. Lacey, DNSc, MSN, CNS

Case 2.7 It Hurts When I Pee 93By Rebecca Herter, MSN, RN

Case 2.8 The History Reveals All 101By Devon Kwassman, MSN, RN

Case 2.9 Kneedless Pain 111By Maureen E. O Rourke, RN, PhD, and Kenneth S. O Rourke, MD

Case 2.10 Life after a Right CVA 125By Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD, RN, CRRN, FAAN

Case 2.11 It Takes My Breath Away 135By Kathy Murphy, RN, BA, DipN, RNT, MSc, PhD, Dympna Casey, RGN, BA, MA, PhD, and Bernard McCarthy, MSc

Case 2.12 What s Shaking? 145By Donna Packo Diaz, MS, RN, and Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN

Case 2.13 Too Much to Manage 153By Melanie J. Holland, BSN, MS

Case 2.14 Them Bones, Them Bones 167By Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP–BC, FAAN

Section 3 Health Promotion 181

Case 3.1 Never Too Old to Quit 183By Geraldine Marrocco, EdD, APRN, CNS, ANP–BC and Amanda LaManna, MSN, RN, NP–C

Case 3.2 Protection by Prevention 189By Kimberlee–Ann Bridges, MSN, RN–BC, CNL

Case 3.3 Is Being Careful Enough? 195By Bonnie Cashin Farmer, PhD, RN

Case 3.4 Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired 203By Kathleen Lovanio, MSN, APRN, F/ANP–BC, Patricia C. Gantert, MSN, RN–BC, and Susan A. Goncalves, DNP(c), MS, RN–BC

Case 3.5 To Screen or Not to Screen 213By Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP–BC, FAAN

Section 4 Environments of Care 221

Case 4.1 Who Says I Can t Go Home 223By Antoinette Larkin, RGN, H. Dip. Gerontology, and Claire Welford, RGN, DipNS, BNS Hons., MSc, PGC TLHE

Case 4.2 Regressing in Rehab 231By Kendra M. Grimes, MSN, APRN, GNP–BC

Case 4.3 There s No Place Like Home 239By Nicholas R. Nicholson, Jr., PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS–BC

Case 4.4 Caring for the Caregiver 245By Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN (GCNS–BC)

Case 4.5 Transitions 253By Elizabeth McGann, DNSc, RN, and Lynn Price, JD, MSN, MPH, FNP–BC

Case 4.6 Shifting the Focus of Care 261By Alison Kris, PhD, RN

Case 4.7 Without a Home 267By Mary Shelkey, PhD, ARNP

Case 4.8 A Place Called Home 277By Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN, and Eileen O Connor Smith BSN, RN–C

Case 4.9 Aging in Place 285By Karen Dick, PhD, GNP–BC, FAANP

Section 5 Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Aging 293

Case 5.1 The Diabolical Ds 295By Kathleen Lovanio, MSN, APRN, F/ANP–BC, Patricia C. Gantert, MSN, RN–BC, and Susan A. Goncalves, DNP(c), MS, RN–BC

Case 5.2 What a Difference a Day Makes 305By Cora D. Zembrzuski, PhD, APRN

Case 5.3 I Don t Feel Good 313By Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN (GCNS–BC)

Case 5.4 Understanding Distress 323By Eileen O Connor Smith, BSN, RN–C, and Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN

Section 6 Issues of Aging and Independence 333

Case 6.1 Too Much of a Good Thing 335By Susan C. Frazier, MS, NP–C, GNP–BC

Case 6.2 Driving in My Car 343By Valerie C. Sauda, RN–BC, MS

Case 6.3 Sex Does Not Stop with Seniority 351By Ashley Domingue, MSN, RN, ANP–BC, GNP–C

Case 6.4 Hidden Pathology 359By Marie Boltz, PhD, APRN, BC

Case 6.5 Taking Control of the Pain 367By Alison Kris, PhD, RN

Case 6.6 The Road toward End–of–Life Decision Making: Who Has the Right of Way? 373By Barbara L. Kramer, MSN, RN, CHPN, and Christine M. Goldstein, LCSW–R, OCW–C

Index 381

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