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Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. This innovative text is the first of its kind to have over 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features of the text include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, case studies and more! New to the Second Edition of this Best-Selling Text: New chapter on promoting healthy aging. New chapter on managing dementia. New notable quotes throughout the book. Updated to include more comprehensive and current coverage of key topics such as leadership and end of life care. Complete Companion Website providing students and instructors with a vast array of resources to support the text!