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Nursing Older People

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It conveys the depth of knowledge needed to develop the complex and sometimes delicate skills required for nursing interventions and support of older people. It takes an evidence-based and person-centred approach to understanding and meeting older people's needs as well as problems that nurses and other practitioners deal with every day, such as pain, immobility, breathlessness, eating and drinking. This edition has been extensively rewritten by subject experts from nursing, social work, physiotherapy, gerontology and sociology.

Paperback, 790 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07459-2

Contents

  • Introduction

    SECTION 1: AGEING AND OLD AGE
    What is old age?
    Demographic and epidemiological trends in ageing
    The psychology of human ageing
    The biology of human ageing

    SECTION 2: POLICY CHANGE AND CONTEXTS OF CARE
    Policy developments in the organization of support for older people
    Health and social care for older people in the community
    Nursing older people in hospital
    Intermediate and long-term care provision for older people

    SECTION 3: NURSING OLDER PEOPLE: INDEPENDENCE, AUTONOMY AND SELF-FULFILMENT
    Communication challenges and skills
    Hearing
    Eyesight and older people
    Promoting safe mobility
    Care of the foot
    Breathing
    Eating and drinking
    Eliminating
    Maintaining body temperature
    Maintaining healthy skin
    Sleep and rest
    Sexuality and relationships in later life
    Pain and older people
    Delirium (acute confusional states) in later life
    Person-centred dementia care
    Depression in older people
    Dying, bereavement and loss
    Drugs and older people

    SECTION 4: CURRENT ISSUES AND REFLECTIONS ON CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE
    Assessment of older people
    Health care for older homeless people
    Health promotion for older people
    Complementary therapies
    Abuse of older people
    Carers and lay caring
    Reflections

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