Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

A Health Promotion Focus


  • Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE, Professor, Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA
  • Eve Fleck

This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4545-6

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Healthy People 2020

Chapter 2 Government Influences on Health Care

Chapter 3 Cultural Considerations in Health Care

Chapter 4 The Influence of Family on Developing a Lifestyle

Chapter 5 Theories of Development

Chapter 6 Prenatal Influences on Healthy Development

Chapter 7 The Infant

Chapter 8 Early Childhood

Chapter 9 Middle Childhood

Chapter 10 Adolescence

Chapter 11 Young Adulthood

Chapter 12 Middle Adulthood

Chapter 13 Late Adulthood

Chapter 14 Advanced Old-Age and Geriatrics

Chapter 15 Planning for the End of Life

Chapter 16 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement

Appendix A Child, Adolescent, and Adult Immunization Schedules

Appendix B Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms