Ebersole and Hess

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients’ experience.

Book, 496 Pages

Published: April 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09442-9


  • Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    1. Introduction to Healthy Aging

    2. Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles

    3. Communicating with Elders

    4. Culture and Aging

    5. Documentation for Optimal Care

    Section 2: Changes of Aging

    6. Theories and Physical Changes of Aging

    7. Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

    8. Nutritional Needs

    9. Fluids and Continence

    10. Rest, Sleep, and Activity

    11. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet

    12. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

    13. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing

    14. Safe Medication Use for Older Adults

    Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders in Late life

    15. Living with Chronic Illness

    16. Pain and Comfort

    17. Diabetes Mellitus

    18. Bone and Joint Problems

    19. Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

    20. Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

    21. Cognitive Impairment

    Section 4: Caring for Elders and Their Caregivers

    22. Economic and Legal Issues

    23. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

    24. Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life

    25. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life

    26. Care Across the Continuum


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