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Nursing Older People at a Glance. At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare)

  • ID: 4392247
  • Book
  • March 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The market–leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners, for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite–sized chapter is covered in a double–page spread with clear, easy–to–follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.

Everything you need to know about Nursing Older People at a Glance!

As the environment of care continues to evolve to promote person–centredness, dignity, health and wellbeing, for nurses working with older people, this can be challenging. Nursing Older People at a Glance is a timely publication, which provides an overview of key concepts that nurses need to know in order to care for older people in a wide range of settings.

Divided into six sections, it explores a wide range of themes such as person–centred care, health and wellbeing, health promotion, and the complexity of older people′s care, encompassing mental wellbeing, diverse communities and learning disability.

With a strong focus on dignity in care throughout, Nursing Older People at a Glance will readily equip undergraduate and post–qualification nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for older people in a competent and compassionate manner.

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Contributors vii

Introduction viii

Person–centred care in practice 1

1 Promoting person–centred care 2

2 Capacity and consent 4

3 Communication 6

4 Compassion 8

Quality of life in practice 11

5 Quality of life 12

6 Nutrition and hydration 14

7 Hearing and vision 16

8 Pain 18

9 Sleep 20

10 Continence 22

11 End of life care 24

12 Sexual health and well–being 26

13 Carers 28

Promoting health in practice 31

14 Health promotion 32

15 Falls and falls prevention in older people 34

16 Medication management 36

17 Polypharmacy 38

18 Skin care 40

19 Pressure area care 42

20 Infection control 44

21 Older people and the arts 46

22 Physical activity in older age 48

Complex care in practice 51

23 Mortality and morbidity: focus on frailty 52

24 Long–term conditions and comorbidities 54

25 Good practice in dementia care 56

26 Caring for the older person with delirium 58

27 Severe and enduring mental health problems in older life 60

28 Recognising dying 62

29 Grief loss and bereavement 64

30 Safeguarding 66

31 Spiritual beliefs and religious practices 68

Equality and diversity in practice 71

32 Promoting dignified care for diverse communities 72

33 Supporting good mental health in older people 74

34 Ageing without children 76

35 Lesbian gay bisexual and transgendered older people 78

36 Older people with learning disabilities 80

37 Substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) 82

Environments of care and practice 85

38 Autonomy and independence 86

39 Transitions in care 88

40 Coordinating care 90

41 Care at home 92

42 Social isolation and loneliness 94

43 Communal living 96

44 Assistive technologies 98

45 Older prisoners 100

Index 102

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Josephine Tetley
Nigel Cox
Kirsten Jack
Gary Witham
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