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Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 5230667
  • Book
  • June 2021
  • 464 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Binder-Ready Edition: This loose-leaf copy of the full text is a convenient, accessible, and customizable alternative to the bound book. With this binder-ready edition, students can personalize the text to match their unique needs!

Gain the nursing skills you need to provide wellness-based care for older adults! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 6th Edition uses a holistic approach to describe compassionate care along a continuum of wellness. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient's situation or disorder, this text provides best-practice guidelines in covering physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive health. New to this edition are Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies, updates on measuring clinical judgment, expanded coverage of core competencies, and more. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett, this concise text provides a solid foundation in every aspect of healthy aging.

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Section 1 Foundations of Healthy Aging

1. Introduction to Healthy Aging

2. Cross-Cultural Caring and Aging

3. Biological Theories of Aging and Age-Related Physical Changes

4. Psychosocial, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

Section 2 Foundations of Gerontological Nursing

5. Gerontological Nursing and Promotion of Healthy Aging

6. Gerontological Nursing Across the Continuum of Care

7. Economic and Legal Issues

Section 3 Fundamentals of Caring

8. Assessment and Documentation for Optimal Care

9. Safe Medication Use

10. Nutrition

11. Hydration and Oral Care

12. Elimination

13. Rest, Sleep, and Activity

14. Promoting Healthy Skin

15. Falls and Fall Risk Reduction

16. Promoting Safety

Section 4 Promoting Health in Chronic Illness

17. Living with Chronic Illness

18. Pain and Comfort

19. Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

20. Metabolic Disorders

21. Bone and Joint Problems

22. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

23. Neurological Disorders

24. Mental Health

Section 5 Caring for Elders and Their Caregivers

25. Care of Individuals with Neurocognitive Disorders

26. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

27. Caregiving

28. Loss, Death, and Palliative Care
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Touhy, Theris A. Emeritus Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

Jett, Kathleen F Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
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