Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGIC NURSING 1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing 2. Theories of Aging 3. Legal and Ethical Issues 4. Gerontologic Assessment
PART II: INFLUENCES ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS 5. Cultural Influences 6. Family Influences 7. Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences 8. Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention 9. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults
PART III: WELLNESS ISSUES 10. Nutrition 11. Sleep and Activity 12. Safety 13. Sexuality and Aging
PART IV: COMMON PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC STRESSORS 14. Pain 15. Infection 16. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation 17. Cancer 18. Loss and End-of-Life Issues
PART V: DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES AND PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT 19. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 20. Pharmacologic Management
PART VI: NURSING CARE OF PHYSIOLOGIC AND PSYCHOLOGIC DISORDERS 21. Cardiovascular Function 22. Respiratory Function 23. Endocrine Function 24. Gastrointestinal Function 25. Musculoskeletal Function 26. Urinary Function 27. Cognitive and Neurologic Function 28. Integumentary Function 29. Sensory Function