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Ebersole & Hess' gerontological nursing & healthy aging / Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, Kathleen Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Clinical Care Coordinator, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

By: Touhy, Theris A [author.].
Contributor(s): Jett, Kathleen Freudenberger [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2018]Edition: Fifth edition.Description: ix, 430 pages : illustrations (chiefly color ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780323401678; 0323401678.Other title: Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing and healthy aging | Gerontological nursing & healthy aging.Uniform titles: Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing & healthy aging Subject(s): Geriatric nursing | Aging | Older people -- Health and hygieneDDC classification: 618.97/0231 LOC classification: RC954 | .G455 2018
Contents:
Section 1: Foundations of healthy aging. Introduction to healthy aging -- Cross-cultural caring and aging -- Biological theories of aging and age-related physical changes -- Psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging -- Section 2: Foundations of gerontological nursing. Gerontological nursing and promotion of healthy aging -- Gerontological nursing across the continuum of care -- Economic and legal issues -- Section 3: Fundamentals of caring. Assessment and documentation for optimal care -- Safe medication use -- Nutrition -- Hydration and oral care -- Elimination -- Rest, sleep, and activity -- Promoting healthy skin -- Falls and fall risk reduction -- Promoting safety -- Section 4: Promoting health in chronic illness. Living with chronic illness -- Pain and comfort -- Diseases affecting vision and hearing -- Metabolic disorders -- Bone and joint problems -- Cardiovascular and respiratory disorders -- Neurological disorders -- Mental health -- Section 5: Caring for elders and their caregivers. Care of individuals with neurocognitive disorders -- Relationships, roles, and transitions -- Caregiving -- Loss, death, and palliative care.
Summary: With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, it identifies potential problems that may occur and help older adults lead healthy lives.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, it identifies potential problems that may occur and help older adults lead healthy lives.

Section 1: Foundations of healthy aging. Introduction to healthy aging -- Cross-cultural caring and aging -- Biological theories of aging and age-related physical changes -- Psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging -- Section 2: Foundations of gerontological nursing. Gerontological nursing and promotion of healthy aging -- Gerontological nursing across the continuum of care -- Economic and legal issues -- Section 3: Fundamentals of caring. Assessment and documentation for optimal care -- Safe medication use -- Nutrition -- Hydration and oral care -- Elimination -- Rest, sleep, and activity -- Promoting healthy skin -- Falls and fall risk reduction -- Promoting safety -- Section 4: Promoting health in chronic illness. Living with chronic illness -- Pain and comfort -- Diseases affecting vision and hearing -- Metabolic disorders -- Bone and joint problems -- Cardiovascular and respiratory disorders -- Neurological disorders -- Mental health -- Section 5: Caring for elders and their caregivers. Care of individuals with neurocognitive disorders -- Relationships, roles, and transitions -- Caregiving -- Loss, death, and palliative care.

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