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Nursing Care of Older People

Nursing Care of Older People Author Andrew Hindle
ISBN-10 9780199563111
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 266
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Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.



Nursing Care of Older Adults

Nursing Care of Older Adults Author Meridean Maas
ISBN-10 0323012590
Release 2001
Pages 834
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Nursing Care of Older Adults is designed to help nurses recognise signs and symptoms, aid diagnoses, select pertinent outcomes to monitor and evaluate the older adults status, and prescribe correct interventions. The book is organised into 11 units by functional health patterns and will include the use of standardised nursing diagnoses, nursing sensitive outcomes and interventions to assist nurses with assessment, diagnostic reasoning and evaluation of outcomes effectiveness. The book will also assist nurses to identify critical gaps and future research needs. This will help to support nursing practice and illustrate why the use and documentation of nurses' decisions and actions is essential in the delopment of evidence based practice, and to influence health policy decisions that benefit older adults. ... Publisher description.



Nursing Care of Older Adults

Nursing Care of Older Adults Author Carol A. Miller
ISBN-10 0781716233
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 724
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Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.



Caring for Older People in Nursing

Caring for Older People in Nursing Author Sue Barker
ISBN-10 9781446297490
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 256
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As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book’s website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.



Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults Author Laurie Kennedy-Malone
ISBN-10 0803624913
Release 2014
Pages 665
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Awarded third place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Gerontologic Nursing category! Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults! Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life. Explore more online at DavisPlus! Access your complete text online with the Davis Digital Version and gain extra practice with additional case studies, learning activities, and review questions. (Redeem the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, to access these DavisPlus student resources.) Plus, look for helpful lists of web sites and more!



Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults Author Carol A. Miller
ISBN-10 0781771757
Release 2009
Pages 624
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions. The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, new chapters, and clinical tools such as assessment tools recommended by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.



Gerontology

Gerontology Author Mildred O. Hogstel
ISBN-10 0766807290
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 616
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Other adults are the fastest growing segment of our population and wil l require nurses and other health practitioners who are trained in the ir special needs. Here in this full color and highly illustrated text the reader will find a holistic approach to nursing care for the older population that addresses the physical, psychological, social and eco nomic influences on the older adults health. A strong foundation on th e normal aging process leads to sections on promoting health and welln ess among the elderly. Specialist practitioners discuss the most commo n health care problems of the elderly and their related nursing care. The reader will also learn the latest thinking on current topics such as the financial, legal, and ethical issues that older patients and th eir families face, the importance of becoming an advocate for excellen t elderly care, and meeting the special needs of diverse ethnic and cu ltural groups. (KEYWORDS: gerontology, nursing, holistic approach, alt ernative therapy)



Nursing Care of Older People with Diabetes

Nursing Care of Older People with Diabetes Author Trisha Dunning
ISBN-10 9781405172868
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 312
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Diabetes presents differently in older people and normal ageing processes, predisposition to specific complications, and other co-morbid conditions complicate its management. The underlying philosophy of this book is that there are opportunities for prevention, health maintenance and rehabilitation for older people with diabetes, which can realistically improve their quality of life. This book is an easy to follow essential guide to providing skilled and effective care for older people with diabetes in community, acute and residential care settings. It aims to provide nurses and other health professionals with the knowledge needed to accurately diagnose, treat and care for older people with diabetes. It draws upon guidance from the National Service Frameworks for Diabetes and Care of Older People (UK) and the Department of Human Service Standards (Australia) and provides an ideal companion to Care of People with Diabetes.



Placement Learning in Older People Nursing A guide for students in practice 1

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing A guide for students in practice 1 Author Julie McGarry
ISBN-10 9780702043048
Release 2013
Pages 191
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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing



Caring for Older People

Caring for Older People Author Christine Brown Wilson
ISBN-10 9781446271469
Release 2012-11-19
Pages 168
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Caring for Older People is a timely and welcome addition to the nursing and health-care literature. The book introduces and describes collaborative ways of working with older people, ensuring that students and practitioners are better equipped to provide consistently high-quality care that can make a positive difference to the lives of older people and their families. Providing an accessible, evidence-based framework and a wealth of practical strategies which can be implemented on a daily basis, Christine Brown Wilson takes the reader step by step through different approaches to nursing care and shows clearly how that care can move from being a task-focused to a person-focused experience. Case-based scenarios threaded throughout the book also illustrate how the quality of care can be enhanced, and how students and practitioners can work effectively with older people while balancing the competing demands of the health and social care system. The author also shows how nurses can influence current practice, equipping the reader with key skills that can be used to challenge poor ways of working and to identify methods through which inadequate provision can be turned around. This book will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for older people.



Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults

Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults Author Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
ISBN-10 0826133851
Release 2011-12-05
Pages 216
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This is a terrific text with good basic information and a level of detail, tools, and practicality that make it a useful resource to get older adults mobilized in any setting."--The Gerontologist "[This] book provides a practical hands-on perspective for implementing function focused care in all settings...[It] is a unique resource that is relevant for all nurses and health care providers working with older adults. In addition to addressing functional decline, function-focused care provides a fresh and practical solution to many of the problems that tend to arise with older adults such as infections, falls, and pressure ulcers all known to be associated with immobility." From the Foreword by Colin Milner CEO, International Council on Active Aging "This book encourages individualization, which is difficult to achieve with more prescriptive approaches. This second edition includes chapters on cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care, all of which are so important in long-term care. I found it to be very motivating in the way it helped me apply the philosophy and strategies to elders with whom I come in contact. I would highly recommend this book to anyone working with elders. Score: 95, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews The purpose of restorative care nursing (often referred to as function-focused care) is to take an active role in helping older adults maintain their highest level of function, thereby preventing excess disability. This is the only volume to educate caregivers about both the philosophy of restorative care and how to integrate it into all care settings for older adults. Now in its second edition, the text contains updated content in each chapter along with two entirely new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care. The book provides a complete six-week education program in restorative care for nurses and other caregivers, numerous practical suggestions for beneficial activities that will enhance function, and strategies for motivating both older adults and caregivers to engage in restorative care. Woven throughout the text is research that documents the benefits and expected outcomes of restorative care. The book also includes the requirements for restorative care across all settings, and the necessary documentation. Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults will help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels assimilate the philosophy of restorative care and be able to develop and implement successful restorative care programs. This New Edition Features: Completely updated information, including two new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care A six-week education program that teaches practical application of restorative care nursing Helpful suggestions and strategies for motivating older adults and caregivers Education materials designed for nursing home, assisted living, and acute care settings, including required documentation and goal-setting forms Educational materials for family caregivers



Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient

Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient Author Terry Mahan Buttaro
ISBN-10 9781118292853
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 552
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Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick-reference resource for registered and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting. Organized in user-friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients. The book is organized into four major sections. The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization. The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly-structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression. These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.



Nursing Older People at a Glance

Nursing Older People at a Glance Author Nigel Cox
ISBN-10 9781119043867
Release 2018-04-02
Pages 120
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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.



Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People Author Sally J. Redfern
ISBN-10 0443074593
Release 2006
Pages 778
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"Nursing Older People focuses on evidence-based care and the effectiveness of interventions that support independence. It takes a person-centred approach to understanding and meeting the needs and problems that nurses and other practitioners deal with every day, such as the need to reduce the difficulties faced by problems of pain, immobility, breathlessness, eating and drinking and eliminating, for example. The accessible evidence-based information in this book will help to give practitioners the confidence to challenge the status quo and look for ways to improve the quality of care."--BOOK JACKET.



Caring for Older People in Australia

Caring for Older People in Australia Author Amanda Johnson
ISBN-10 1118384121
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 617
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Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of Australia's preeminent academics and clinicians from the aged care community, Caring for Older People in Australia presents undergraduate students with a holistic guide to care provision in a rapidly growing sector. In recognition that clinical competencies and ?issues? do not occur in isolation, the text integrates the most up-to-date multidisciplinary research and policy with the practical realities of caring for older people. Caring for Older People in Australia adopts a person-centred, primary healthcare focus to explore the most contemporary issues in aged care, such as: Sexuality Culture, diversity and spirituality Nutrition and hydration Prevention of falls Promoting continence Pharmacology and complementary therapies Attitudes and communication Care of the older person in the emergency department Rehabilitation, co-morbidity and complex care Pain and the older person Palliation Depression Understanding and responding to behaviours Bereavement Caring for Older People in Australia reflects the rich diversity of people, settings and approaches to care and provides students numerous opportunities for critical reflection throughout.



Nursing Older Adults

Nursing Older Adults Author Jan Reed
ISBN-10 9780335240852
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 297
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This book, edited by a team of renowned older adult and nursing experts, consideres the principles and practices of older adult nursing as well as the wider social considerations to do with an ageing population.



Geriatric Nursing Care Plans

Geriatric Nursing Care Plans Author Marie S. Jaffe
ISBN-10 1569300526
Release 1996
Pages 316
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This book provides detailed information on 60 conditions that are commonly found in dealing with the elderly population