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Caring for the Elderly Client

Caring for the Elderly Client - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0803604629

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ISBN13: 978-0803604629
ISBN10: 0803604629
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Copyright: 1999
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 1999
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Caring for the Elderly Client - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803604629

Mary Ann Anderson and Judith V. Braun

ISBN13: 978-0803604629
ISBN10: 0803604629
Cover type:
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This newly updated text covers concepts of normal and abnormal aging processes, with an emphasis on the normal aging process and a wellness lifestyle. With a strong clinical practice emphasis, it focuses on providing the specialized skills needed to meet the needs of elderly patients.

Focus on nursing in acute care, long-term care, home health care, and other settings

Strong focus on wellness issues and promotion of functional abilities in the face of illness

Full incorporation of nursing diagnosis and care planning in the presentation of all nursing care

Full chapter on leadership/management issues

Chapter on ethical and legal considerations, with expanded coverage of living wills and advance directives

Coverage of OBRA legislation, including the newest Minimum Data Set, and its impact on nursing care

Expanded chapter on pharmacology and its implications with elderly clients

Full chapter on laboratory tests and the elderly client

State-of-the-art topics such as restraint-free environments, validation therapy, restorative care, and interdisciplinary care

Pedagogical features include learning objectives, case studies, learning activities, references, and a multimedia bibliography

Author Bio

Anderson, Mary Ann : Weber State University

PhD, RN, CS, CNA, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Braun, Judith V. : The Washington House

RN, PhD, Executive Director, The Washington House, Alexandria, Virginia; Past President, National Gerontological Nursing Association

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Foundations of Care for the Elderly Client

1. The Aging Experience
2. Promoting Wellness
3. The Management Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
4. The Use of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis in the Care of Older Adults
5. Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding the Elderly
6. Environments of Care

Unit 2: Clinical Practice

7. Common Medical Diagnoses
8. Physiological Assessment
9. Common Clinical Problems: Physiological
10. Psychological Assessment
11. Common Clinical Problems: Psychological
12. Restorative Care
13. Pharmacology and Its Significance for Elderly Clients
14. Laboratory Values and the Elderly


Appendices:
Resident Assessment Protocols
Living Will Instruction Guide
Answers to Chapter Study Questions

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