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Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response - 7th edition

Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response (ISBN10: 0323047300; ISBN13: 9780323047302)
ISBN13: 978-0323047302
ISBN10: 0323047300

Summary: The most comprehensive resource on caring for older adults and their families/caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7 th Edition provides up-to-date information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Using Maslow's hierarchy of needs, this book offers complete coverage of common, as well as not-so-common, conditions in the older adult. Key aging issues are addressed throughout, with sections devoted
to basic physiologic needs, safety and security, the need to belong, self-esteem, and self-actualization.
  • A strong focus on health and wellness emphasizes a positive approach to aging.
  • Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities to help you better understand each patient's experience.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you remember these important considerations when caring for older adults.
  • Up-to-date content on AIDS provides important information on addressing this growing concern among older adults.
  • Each chapter is organized consistently with objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, research, and study questions/activities so information is easy to find and use.
  • Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout in helpful tables, boxes, and forms for quick access.
  • Case studies at the end of most chapters explore realistic patient care scenarios to help you expand your knowledge and understanding.
  • Appendices and resource lists provide opportunities for further research and study.
  • Companion Evolve websitefeatures instructor teaching tools and a comprehensive test bank.
...show more
Summary: The most comprehensive resource on caring for older adults and their families/caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7 th Edition provides up-to-date information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Using Maslow's hierarchy of needs, this book offers complete coverage of common, as well as not-so-common, conditions in the older adult. Key aging issues are addressed throughout, with sections devoted to basic physiologic needs, safety and security, the need to belong, self-esteem, and self-actualization.
  • A strong focus on health and wellness emphasizes a positive approach to aging.
  • Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities to help you better understand each patient's experience.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you remember these important considerations when caring for older adults.
  • Up-to-date content on AIDS provides important information on addressing this growing concern among older adults.
  • Each chapter is organized consistently with objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, research, and study questions/activities so information is easy to find and use.
  • Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout in helpful tables, boxes, and forms for quick access.
  • Case studies at the end of most chapters explore realistic patient care scenarios to help you expand your knowledge and understanding.
  • Appendices and resource lists provide opportunities for further research and study.
  • Companion Evolve websitefeatures instructor teaching tools and a comprehensive test bank.
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Edition/Copyright: 7TH 08
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Year Published: 2008
International: No

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