Toward healthy aging : human needs and nursing response

by Priscilla Ebersole

Other authorsPatricia A. Hess
Hardcover, 1998

Status

Available

Call number

ISMC Library - WY 152 E16t 1998

Publication

St. Louis : Mosby, 1998.

ISBN

0815128797 / 9780815128793

Description

Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, The 8th edition of this textbook is a comprehensive resource on health promotion and maintenance for older adults and their caregivers. It includes coverage of communication, safety and ethical considerations, new genetic research, key aging issues, and common and uncommon conditions. Provides the knowledge needed to promote healthy lifestyle choices, properly address end-of-life issues, and provide effective, holistic care for older adults.

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Contents:
Part One: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
Aging Today
Theories of Aging
Health and Wellness
Age-Related Changes
Laboratory Values and Implications for the Aged
Part Two: BASIC BIOLOGIC NEEDS
Managing Basic Physiologic Needs
Biologic Maintenance Needs
Common Chronic Problems and the Management
Comfort and Pain Management
Pharmacology and Drug Use
Mobility
Maximizing Sensory Function
Part Three: SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS
Environmental Safety and Security
Health Care, Economic, and Legal Concerns of the Aged
Frailty, Vulnerability and Neglect
Part Four: THE NEED TO BELONG
Intimacy, Sexuality, and Aging
Relationships and Their Significance
Isolation, Loneliness, Alienation, and Stigmatization
Part Five: SELF-ESTEEM
Crisis and Stress Management
Transitions and Role Changes
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Cognition: Function and Dysfunction in Old Age
Psychotropic Drug Management
Gender, Cohort, and Culture
Part Six: SELF-ACTUALIZATION
Actualizing the Self
Death, Dying and Grief
Transcendence, Spirituality, and Legacies.
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