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Basic Geriatric Nursing. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 3683572
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Prepare your students for successful careers in caring for geriatric populations with Williams' Basic Geriatric Nursing, 6th Edition. This easy-to-read bestseller includes the latest information on health care policy and insurance practices, and presents the theories and concepts of aging and appropriate nursing interventions with an emphasis on health promotion. Part of the popular LPN/LVN Threads series, it provides opportunities for enhanced learning with additional figures, an interactive new Study Guide on Evolve, and real-world clinical scenarios that help students apply concepts to practice.

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Unit One: Overview of Aging
1. Trends and Issues
2. Theories of Aging
3. Physiologic Changes
Unit Two: Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing
4. Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Home Health Considerations
5. Communicating with Older Adults
6. Maintaining Fluid Balance and Meeting Nutrition Needs
7. Medications and Older Adults
8. Health Assessment for Older Adults
9. Meeting Safety Needs of Older Adults
Unit Three: Psychosocial Care of the Elderly
10. Cognition and Perception
11. Self-Perception and Self-Concept
12. Roles and Relationships
13. Coping and Stress
14. Values and Beliefs
15. End-of-Life Care
16. Sexuality and Aging
Unit Four: Physical Care of the Elderly
17. Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes
18. Elimination
19. Activity and Exercise
20. Sleep and Rest
Appendix A: Laboratory Values for Older Adults
Appendix B: The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
Appendix C: Dietary Information for Older Adults
Appendix D: Resources for Older Adults
Reader References
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Williams, Patricia A. Formerly, Nursing Educator
University of California Medical Center
San Francisco, California;
Alumnus, iSAGE Mini Fellowship Program
Successful Aging Project
Stanford University Medical School
Stanford, California.
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