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Gerontologic Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.


Published: October 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09527-3


  • Part One: Introduction to Gerontologic Nursing
    1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing
    2. Theories of Aging
    3. Legal and Ethical Issues
    4. Gerontologic Assessment
    Part Two: Influences on Health and Illness
    5. Cultural Influences
    6. Family Influences
    7. Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences
    8. Health Promotion and Illness/Disability Prevention
    9. Health Care Delivery Settings and Older Adults
    Part Three: Wellness Issues
    10. Nutrition
    11. Sleep and Activity
    12. Safety
    13. Intimacy and Sexuality
    14. Mental Health
    Part Four: Common Psychophysiologic Stressors
    15. Pain
    16. Infection
    17. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
    18. Substance Abuse
    19. Cancer
    20. Loss and End-of-Life Issues
    Part Five: Diagnostic Studies and Pharmacologic Management
    21. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
    22. Pharmacologic Management
    Part Six: Nursing Care of Physiologic and Psychologic Disorders
    23. Cardiovascular Function
    24. Respiratory Function
    25. Endocrine Function
    26. Gastrointestinal Function
    27. Musculoskeletal Function
    28. Urinary Function
    29. Cognitive and Neurologic Function
    30. Integumentary Function
    31. Sensory Function


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