Older People & Nursing
Issues Care HomeBy
- Pauline Ford, MA(Gerontology), RGN, DHMS, CMS Adviser on Nursing and Older People to the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom
- Hazel Heath, MSC, BA(Hons), DipN(Lond), CertEd, FETC, ITEC, RGN, RCNT, RNT, Elected Chair of the RCN Association for the Care of Elderly People, and an independent consultant, lecturer and writer
Nursing older people presents many challenges, some of which demand the utmost skill, patience and imagination to resolve. However, such challenges are also exciting and rewarding opportunities to improve patient care and enhance professional practice.
This book has been written specifically for nurses working with older people in a range of care settings, whether in NHS, private or voluntary sectors or in the elderly peoples' own homes. The fundamental principles are universal. The editors, both key figures in the world of nursing older people, have brought together a team of nurses to share their unique experiences and expertise more widely. Divided into three sections, the text covers policy and professional issues, quality of life and clinical matters from nutrition to symptom relief. It takes a positive view of ageing and promotes the older person's perspective on life and nursing in a continuous care setting. This refreshing approach will appeal not only to qualified nurses, but also to students and other care workers. In particular for those who may work in some degree of professional isolation, in care homes, the book will be a companion and support as well as a source of inspiration.
Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: February 1996
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- CONTENTS: NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS AND VALUES: Health and social policy influences; Meeting the needs of the localilty; Professional nursing issues; What older poeple value in nurses; QUALITY OF LIFE MATTERS: Life transitions; Rights, risks and responsibilities; Home life; Management matters; Educational issues; Communication; CLINICAL MATTERS: Mental health; Nutrition; Mobility; Continence; Wound care; Supportive activities and symptom relief; Conclusion.