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Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.
Table of Contents
Older Adults: An Introduction
The Continuum of Older Adulthood
Older Adults in Families, Communities, and the World
The Phenomenon of Aging
Gerontological Nursing and Health Promotion
Gerontological Nursing and the Continuum of Care for Older Adults
Legal and Ethical Concerns
Psychosocial Aspects of Function
Communication and Transcultural Nursing Care
Physiologic Aspects of Function
Overall Functional Assessment
Digestion and Nutrition
Mobility and Safety
Sleep and Rest
Medications and the Older Adult
Impaired Psychosocial Function in Older Adults
Impaired Cognitive Function: Delirium and Dementia
Impaired Affective Function: Depression
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Review of Physiologic Aspects of Function
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