Ebersole and Hess

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, Canadian Edition

Learn a positive, uniquely Canadian approach to older adult care. Canada's rapidly aging population will place an unprecedented burden on the health care system and on tomorrow's nurses. It is critical that health care professionals be properly equipped to address the needs and comfort of your older adult patients and clients. Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, First Canadian Edition includes statistics, legislation, practice guidelines, standards of care, and examples relevant to Canadian practice. Chronic disorders are presented in the framework of health promotion and illness prevention.

Online version,

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-927406-11-3


  • Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    Ch 1: Introduction to Healthy Aging

    Ch 2: Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles

    Ch 3: Communicating with Elders

    Ch 4: Culture and Aging

    Ch 5: Documentation for Optimal Care

    Section 2: Changes of Aging

    Ch 6: Theories and Physical Changes of Aging

    Ch 7: Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

    Ch 8: Nutritional Needs

    Ch 9: Fluids and Continence

    Ch 10: Rest, Sleep, and Activity

    Ch 11: Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet

    Ch 12: Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

    Ch 13: Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing

    Ch 14: Safe Medication Use for Older Adults

    Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders in Late Life

    Ch 15: Living with Chronic Illness

    Ch 16: Pain and Comfort

    Ch 17: Diabetes Mellitus

    Ch 18: Bone and Joint Problems

    Ch 19: Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

    Ch 20: Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

    Ch 21: Cognitive Impairment

    Section 4: Caring for Elders and their Caregivers

    Ch 22: Economic and Legal Issues

    Ch 23: Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

    Ch 24: Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life

    Ch 25: Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life

    Ch 26: Care Across the Continuum


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