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Caring for the Older Adult Holistically

Caring for the Older Adult Holistically - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0803610538

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ISBN13: 978-0803610538
ISBN10: 080361053X
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Caring for the Older Adult Holistically - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803610538

Mary Ann Anderson

ISBN13: 978-0803610538
ISBN10: 080361053X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Geared for the LPN, this easy-to-read gerontology text addresses the care of the elderly in a positive and humanistic manner. Chapters are well-organized and presented in logical order using vocabulary that is easily understood. The learning objectives, summaries, case studies and discussion, and sample questions promote student learning. It contains an excellent presentation of the normal aging process according to system changes, plus emphasizes health promotion lifestyles and activities. In addition, the strong focus on theory application gives the student the opportunity to better prepare for the NCLEX exam.

What's New

  • New chapter on applying management skills in the supervision role
  • Text can be used as both a management reference and as a gerontological text
  • New chapter on end-of-life care addresses the complexity of end-of-life issues
  • New chapter on communicable diseases in older adults covers the rise of tuberculosis and pneumonia
  • Each chapter contains critical thinking exercises
  • "Point of Interest" notes, located in boxes or sidebars, provide additional information about the topic under discussion

Key Features

  • Covers nursing in acute care, long-term care, home health care, and other settings
  • Focuses on wellness issues and promotion of functional abilities in the face of illness
  • Incorporates nursing diagnosis and care planning in the presentation of all nursing care
  • Covers OBRA legislation, including the newest Minimum Data Set, and its impact on nursing care
  • Chapters on leadership/management issues, ethical and legal considerations, pharmacology and its implications with elderly clients, and laboratory tests and the elderly client

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/Vocational Nurse
4. Applying Management Skills in the Supervision Role
5. The Use of the Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis in the Care of the Older Adult
6. Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding the Elderly
7. End-of-Life Care
8. Environments of Care

Unit 2: Clinical Practice

9. Communicable Diseases in the Older Adult
10. Common Medical Diagnoses
11. Physiological Assessment
12. Common Clinical Problems: Physiological
13. Psychological Assessment
14. Common Clinical Problems: Psychological
15. Restorative Care
16. Pharmacology and Its Significance for Elderly Clients
17. Laboratory Values and the Elderly

Appendices: Living Will Instruction Guide
Answers to Chapter Study Questions

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