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Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response

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

ISBN13: 978-0323047302

Cover of Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response 7TH 08 (ISBN 978-0323047302)
ISBN13: 978-0323047302
ISBN10: 0323047300

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response - 7TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323047302

Priscilla Ebersole

ISBN13: 978-0323047302
ISBN10: 0323047300

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2008
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

Gerontological Nursing and an Aging Society p. 1
Theories of Aging p. 26
Health and Wellness p. 43
Physiological Changes with Aging p. 65
Laboratory Values and Diagnostics p. 88
Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing p. 104
Managing Basic Physiological Needs p. 120
Biological Maintenance Needs p. 157
Nutritional Needs p. 194
Chronic Disease in Late Life p. 222
Pain and Comfort p. 269
Geropharmacology p. 294
The Use of Herbs and Supplements in Late Life p. 323
Sensory Function p. 338
Mobility p. 370
Environmental Safety and Security p. 412
Economic, Residential, and Legal Issues p. 428
Frailty, Vulnerability, and Elder Mistreatment p. 448
Intimacy and Sexuality in Late Life p. 460
Relationships, Roles, and Transitions p. 482
Culture, Gender, and Aging p. 509
Nursing and Aging in Rural and Frontier Settings p. 532
Cognition and Caring for Persons with Cognitive Impairment p. 548
Stress, Crises, and Health in Aging p. 582
Emotional Health in Late Life p. 597
Loss, Death, and Dying in Late Life p. 639
Self-Actualization, Spirituality, and Transcendence p. 666
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