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.
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