Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

By

  • Theris Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida
  • Kathleen Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09606-5


Table of Contents

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