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Ebersole and Hess' Toward Healthy Aging : Human Needs and Nursing Response

Ebersole and Hess' Toward Healthy Aging : Human Needs and Nursing Response - 8th edition

Ebersole and Hess' Toward Healthy Aging : Human Needs and Nursing Response - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780323073165

ISBN10: 0323073166

Ebersole and Hess
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
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Ebersole and Hess

ISBN13: 9780323073165

ISBN10: 0323073166

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 12
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Summary

Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Ebersole & Hess' Toward Healthy Aging, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive resource on health promotion and maintenance for older adults and their caregivers. With coverage of communication, safety and ethical considerations, new genetic research, key aging issues, and common and uncommon conditions, you will have the knowledge you need to promote healthy lifestyle choices, properly address end-of-life issues, and provide effective, holistic care for older adults.

  • Consistent chapter organization with objectives, case studies with critical thinking questions, and research questions make information easy to access and use.
  • 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.
  • Research highlights help incorporate the latest research findings into practice.
  • Nutrition chapter includes the most current guidelines for older adults and addresses patients' dietary needs.
  • Scales and guidelines for proper health assessment provide the essential information for assessing the older adult patient.
  • Case studies with critical thinking questions offer realistic situations to expand your knowledge and understanding.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout and highlight important considerations when caring for older adults.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTHY AGING 1. Gerontological Nursing and an Aging Society 2. Health and Wellness 3. Theories of Aging 4. Physiological Changes with Aging 5. Culture, Gender, and Aging 6. Communicating with Older Adults PART TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF CARING 7. Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing 8. Laboratory Values and Diagnostics 9. Geropharmacology 10. The Use of Herbs and Supplements in Late Life PART THREE: WELLNESS AND FUNCTION 11. Elimination, Sleep, Skin, and Foot Care 12. Mobility 13. Environmental Safety and Security 14. Nutrition and Hydration PART FOUR: WELLNESS AND CHRONIC ILLNESS 15. Chronic Conditions 16. Care Across the Continuum 17. Pain and Comfort 18. Mental Health 19. Cognitive Impairment PART FIVE: HEALTHY AGING FOR ELDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES 20. Economic, Legal and Ethical Issues 21. Intimacy and Sexuality in Late Life 22. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions 23. Loss, Death, and Dying in Late Life 24. Self-Actualization, Spirituality, and Transcendence

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