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This student-friendly text focuses on how to provide the type of high quality of life that older adults desire and need. Presented in a concise, easy-to-understand manner, this edition focuses on the integration of holistic concepts and practices; and places a greater emphasis on the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging and gerontological care. Improved organization, new special features, and updated illustrations and photos are key changes to the seventh edition.
Table of Contents
Understanding the Aging Experience
The Aging Population
Theories of Aging
Life Transitions and Story
Common Aging Changes
Foundations of Gerontological Nursing
The Specialty of Gerontological Nursing
Holistic Model for Gerontological Nursing
Legal Aspects of Gerontological Nursing
Ethical Aspects of Gerontological Nursing
Continuum of Care in Gerontological Nursing
Self-Care for the Gerontological Nurse
Fostering Connection and Gratification
Sexuality and Intimacy
General Care Concerns
Nutrition and Hydration
Rest and Sleep
Comfort and Pain Management
Safe Medication Use
Facilitating Physiological Balance
Digestion and Bowel Elimination
Reproductive System Health
Mental Health Disorders
Delirium and Dementia
Gerontological Care Issues
Living in Harmony with Chronic Conditions
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