Gerontologic Nursing. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 4579979
  • Book
  • 704 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care - and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care.

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Part I: Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing
1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing
2. Theories Related to Care of the Older Adult
3. Legal and Ethical Issues
4. Assessment of the Older Adult
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
Part III: Influences on Quality of Life
9. Nutrition
10. Sleep and Activity
11. Safety
12. Sexuality and Aging
13. Pain
14. Infection and Inflammation
Part IV: Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management
15. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
16. Drugs and Aging
Part V: Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders
17. Integumentary Function
18. Sensory Function
19. Cardiovascular Function
20. Respiratory Function
21. Gastrointestinal Function
22. Urinary Function
23. Musculoskeletal Function
24. Cognitive and Neurologic Function
25. Endocrine Function
Part VI: Health Care Transitions
26. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults
27. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
28. Cancer
29. Loss and End-of-Life Issues
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Meiner, Sue E. Nurse Practitioner; President, Consultant on Health Issues Inc.; formerly Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Yeager, Jennifer J. Assistant Professor, Director of the Graduate Nursing Program, Department of Nursing, Tarleton State University , Member of The Texas A&M University System.
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