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Honest aging : an insider's guide to the second half of life / by Leipzig, Rosanne M.,1951-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.A geriatrician, Leipzig provides readers with inside information about the aging process. She details what to expect, what's normal, what's not-- and what options there are when adapting to getting older. By recognizing age-related changes in your body and mind, you will gain the knowledge to optimize aging and make the best decisions about your life. - adapted from back coverAging 101 - What really matters as you grow older -- Difficult decisions.
Subjects: Aging.; Older people.; Geriatrics.; Aging; Geriatrics;
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Fast facts for dementia care : what nurses need to know in a nutshell / by Miller, Carol A.;
Includes bibliographical references.Dementia: What it is, What it is not, and What Nurses Can Do. Defining dementia -- Distinguishing between dementia and delirium -- Identifying conditions that mimic dementia -- Keeping up to date on options for management. -- Caring for the Person With Dementia. Providing person-centered care for people with dementia -- Caring for the person with mild dementia -- Caring for the person with moderate dementia -- Caring for the person with advanced dementia. -- Issues Posing Particular Challenges in Clinical Settings. Issues related to specific care settings -- Assessing and managing pain -- Addressing safety issues: falls, restraints, and wandering -- Communicating with people who have dementia. -- Managing Dementia-Associated Behaviors. Dementia-associated behaviors -- Issues related to daily activities -- Broader Aspects of Care for People with Dementia. Ethical and legal issues -- Nursing strategies to address caregiver needs.This addition to the Fast Facts series is a guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. It offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers, and serves as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings.
Subjects: Dementia; Geriatric nursing.;
© ©2012., Springer,
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Handbook of geriatric care management / by Cress, Cathy,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Overview and history of geriatric care management -- Ethics and care management -- Psychosocial assessment in care management -- Functional assessment -- Care planning and geriatric assessment -- Ethnic and cultural considerations in care management -- Moving an elder or late life relocation : the role of the care manager -- Spirituality -- Assessing and supporting the family caregiver -- Supporting clients' quality of life : drawing on community, informal netowrks and care manager creativity -- Technologies that support aging in place -- Maximizing the health and well-being of older veterans -- How to start or add a care management business -- After the start-up : growing a care management business -- Fee-for-service care management in not-for-profit settings -- Combining a PDHC agency and a care management practice -- Marketing care management -- Private revenue sources for the fee based care manager : need versus demand in the private elder-care market -- Care management credentialing -- Preparing for emergencies -- Depression and the older adult : the role of the care manager -- Care management : working with nearly normal aging families -- Family conflict, dependence, and mutuality : care meanagment with the difficult aging family -- Mediation and care management."New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business." -- Publisher.
Subjects: Geriatrics; Older people; Health Services for the Aged; Practice Management; Geriatrics.;
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Physical change & aging : a guide for the helping professions / by Saxon, Sue V.; Etten, Mary Jean.; Perkins, Elizabeth A.(Elizabeth Ann),1969-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Perspectives on aging -- Theories of aging -- The skin, hair, and nails -- The musculoskeletal system -- The nervous system -- Dementia and delirium -- The sensory systems -- The cardiovascular system -- The respiratory system -- The gastrointestinal system -- The urinary system -- The reproductive system -- The endocrine system -- The immune system -- Aging with lifelong disabilities -- Special topics -- Health promotion and exercise -- Complementary and alternative therapies -- Nutrition -- Medications and the elderly -- Teaching older adults -- Caregiving -- Death and grief in the later years.
Subjects: Aging; Geriatrics.; Aging;
© c2010., Springer Pub. Co.,
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To comfort always : a nurse's guide to end-of-life care / by Norlander, Linda,1949-; Sigma Theta Tau International,issuing body.;
Includes bibliographical references.
Subjects: Terminal care.; Nursing.; Geriatric nursing.; Terminal Care.; Nursing Care.; Advance Care Planning.;
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Gerontological nursing / by Eliopoulos, Charlotte.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Unit 1: The aging experience. The aging population -- Theories of aging -- Diversity -- Life transitions and story -- Common aging changes -- Unit 2: Foundations of gerontological nursing. The specialty of gerontological nursing -- Holistic assessment and care planning -- Legal aspects of gerontological nursing -- Ethical aspects of gerontological nursing -- Continuum of care in gerontological nursing -- Unit 3: Health promotion. Nutrition and hydration -- Sleep and rest -- Comfort and paint management -- Safety -- Spirituality -- Sexuality and intimacy -- Safe medication use -- Unit 4: Geriatric care . Respiration -- Circulation -- Digestion and bowel elimination -- Urinary elimination -- Reproductive system health -- Mobility -- Neurologic function -- Vision and hearing -- Endocrine function -- Skin health -- Cancer -- Mental health disorders -- Delirium and dementia -- Living in harmony with chronic conditions -- Unit 5: Settings and special issues in geriatric care -- Rehabilitative and restorative care -- Acute care -- Long term care -- Family caregiving -- End of life careFocusing on the content that students need to know for effective practice, this text offers engaging, evidence-based coverage of the aging process, factors contributing to healthy aging, and unique aspects of disease presentation and management in older adults. Updated to help students meet the challenges of this increasingly diverse population, the ninth edition retains its acclaimed holistic approach through insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care.
Subjects: Geriatric nursing.; Geriatric Nursing.; Aging;
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Toward healthy aging : human needs and nursing response / by Touhy, Theris A.,author.; Jett, Kathleenauthor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.pt. 1 Foundations for clinical judgment to promote healthy aging -- ch. 1 Gerontological nursing across the continuum of care -- ch. 2 Aging, health, and wellness in a global community -- ch. 3 Theories of aging -- ch. 4 Providing cross-cultural care -- ch. 5 Economics and health care in late life -- ch. 6 Promoting excellence in long-term care -- pt. 2 Foundations for taking action -- ch. 7 Therapeutic communication with older adults -- ch. 8 Cognitive health and learning -- ch. 9 Recognizing and analyzing cues to maximize outcomes -- ch. 10 Using laboratory data in clinical judgment -- ch. 11 Safe medication use -- pt. 3 Clinical judgment to promote wellness and function -- ch. 12 Visual health -- ch. 13 Auditory health -- ch. 14 Healthy skin -- ch. 15 Nutritional health -- ch. 16 Hydration and oral health -- ch. 17 Elimination -- ch. 18 Sleep -- ch. 19 Activity and exercise -- ch. 20 Falls and fall risk reduction -- ch. 21 Safe and secure environment -- pt. 4 Clinical judgment to promote wellness for persons with chronic illnesses -- ch. 22 Living well with chronic illness -- ch. 23 Vascular disorders -- ch. 24 Respiratory disorders -- ch. 25 Neurocognitive disorders -- ch. 26 Care of individuals with neurocognitive disorders -- ch. 27 Endocrine and immune disorders -- ch. 28 Common musculoskeletal disorders -- ch. 29 Pain and comfort -- ch. 30 Mental health -- pt. 5 Clinical judgment to promote healthy aging with older adults and families -- ch. 31 Ethics, decision making, and mistreatment -- ch. 32. Relationships, roles, and life transitions -- ch. 33 Intimacy and sexual health -- ch. 34 Loss, death, and palliative care -- ch. 35 Spiritual health, meaning, and self-actualization.Provide holistic, compassionate nursing care for older adults! Based on evidence-based protocols, Toward Healthy Aging, 11th Edition helps you master gerontological nursing skills with an approach that focuses on health, wholeness, and the potential in aging. In promoting healthy aging, the text emphasizes caring and respect for the person. Special sections provide an honest look at the universal experience of aging. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris A. Touhy and Kathleen F. Jett, this classic text helps you learn to apply scientific research, build critical thinking skills, and prepare for success on the NCLEX® exam and in clinical practice.
Subjects: Geriatric nursing.; Aging.; Older people; Health promotion.;
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Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice / by Boltz, Marie,editor.; Capezuti, Liz,editor.; Fulmer, Terry T.,editor.; Zwicker, DeAnne,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The new fifth edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adults. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval. Protocols are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence rating for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Geriatric nursing.; Nursing care plans.; Evidence-based nursing.; Geriatric Nursing; Nursing Care.; Nursing Assessment.; Aged.; Evidence-Based Nursing.;
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Advanced practice nursing in the care of older adults / [electronic resource]. by Kennedy-Malone, Laurie.;
Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults!Be prepared to care for this growing population across the wellness-illness continuum. From initial assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this comprehensive guide will provides you the gerontological information you need to care for older adults in various care settings.You'll also explore effective ways to facilitate wellness, function, and independence, and examine psychosocial issues that can affect your patients, their families, and their communities. A wealth of evidence-based references provides clinical practice recommendations and "Signal Symptoms" help you quickly target potential differential diagnoses.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Geriatric nursing.; Advanced Practice Nursing.; Geriatric Nursing.; Geriatric Assessment.; Nonfiction.; Medical.;
© 2014.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1543876 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Nursing for wellness in older adults / by Miller, Carol A.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Older adults and wellness -- Nursing considerations for older adults -- Promoting wellness in psychosocial function -- Promoting wellness in physical function -- Promoting wellness in all stages of health and illness.
Subjects: Geriatric nursing.; Geriatric Nursing.; Aged; Health Promotion.; Nursing Theory.;
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