Gerontologic Nursing

By

  • Sue Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP, Nurse Practitioner; President, Consultant on Health Issues Inc.; formerly Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Gerontologic Nursing, 5th Edition offers comprehensive disorder and wellness coverage to equip you with the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and includes discussions on 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, APRN, BC, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2014
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-26602-4


Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGIC NURSING
1. Overview of Gerontologic Nursing
2. Theories of Aging
3. Legal and Ethical Issues
4. Gerontologic Assessment

PART II: 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 III: WELLNESS ISSUES
10. Nutrition
11. Sleep and Activity
12. Safety
13. Sexuality and Aging

PART IV: COMMON PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC STRESSORS
14. Pain
15. Infection
16. Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation
17. Cancer
18. Loss and End-of-Life Issues

PART V: DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES AND PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT
19. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
20. Pharmacologic Management

PART VI: NURSING CARE OF PHYSIOLOGIC AND PSYCHOLOGIC DISORDERS
21. Cardiovascular Function
22. Respiratory Function
23. Endocrine Function
24. Gastrointestinal Function
25. Musculoskeletal Function
26. Urinary Function
27. Cognitive and Neurologic Function
28. Integumentary Function
29. Sensory Function