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Caring for the Older Adult Holistically - 3rd edition

Caring for the Older Adult Holistically (ISBN10: 080361053X; ISBN13: 9780803610538)
ISBN13: 978-0803610538
ISBN10: 080361053X

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 li
festyles 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
...show more
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
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
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Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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