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Gerontologic Nursing

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.

Paperback, 704 Pages

Published: October 2014

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-26602-4

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

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