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Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYUrs"s 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructorrs"s manual. Click here to read the complete Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care document!
Table of Contents
Introduction to gerontological nursing
The aging population
Theories of aging
Aging changes that affect communication
Therapeutic communication with older adults
Review of the aging of physiological systems
Assessment of the older adult
Medications and laboratory values
Changes that affect independence in later life
Identifying and preventing common risk factors in the elderly
Management of common illnesses, diseases, and health conditions
Management of common problems
Using assistive technology to promote quality of life for older adults
Ethical/legal principles and issues
Appreciating diversity and enhancing intimacy
Global models of health care
The interdisciplinary team
Alternative health modalities
Promoting quality of life
Teaching older adults and their families
The gerontological nurse as manager and leader
Future trends in gerontological nursing
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