Ebersole and Hess

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market.

Paperback, 456 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09606-5


  • Part 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    1. Introduction to healthy aging
    2. Gerontological nursing history, education, and roles
    3. Care across the continuum
    4. Culture and aging
    5. Theories of aging and physical changes
    6. Social, psychological, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging
    7. Part 2: Fundamentals of caring

    8. Assessment and documentation for optimal care
    9. Safe medication use
    10. Nutrition and Hydration
    11. Elimination
    12. Rest, sleep, and activity
    13. Promoting healthy skin and feet
    14. Promoting safety
    15. Part 3: Coping with chronic disorders in late life

    16. Living with chronic illness
    17. Pain and comfort
    18. Diseases affecting vision and hearing
    19. Metabolic disorders
    20. Bone and joint problems
    21. Cardiac and respiratory disorders
    22. Neurological disorders
    23. Cognitive impairment
    24. Mental health
    25. Part 4: Caring for elders and their caregivers

    26. Economic and legal issues
    27. Relationships, roles, and transitions
    28. Loss, death, and palliative care


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