Basic Geriatric Nursing

Basic Geriatric Nursing

7th Edition - July 30, 2019
  • Author: Patricia Williams
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554558
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323612609

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Prepare for a successful career in caring for geriatric populations! Williams’ Basic Geriatric Nursing, 7th edition is an easy-to-read text which presents the theories and concepts of aging along with appropriate nursing interventions. This comprehensive book helps you understand the unique physiologic and psychosocial changes that affect the elderly adult. Threaded throughout this new edition are practical QSEN boxes and Nurse Alert features, which highlight safety, cultural considerations, health promotion, coordinated care, and home care specific to elderly patients. In addition, an online Study Guide, NCLEX®-PN review questions, and real-world clinical situation boxes help you to study for exams and apply concepts to practice.

Key Features

  • Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs.
  • Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity.
  • UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide, presented in a comprehensive PDF format on Evolve, reinforces your understanding.
  • 10th grade reading level makes learning easier for you.
  • Nursing Care Plans include Critical Thinking boxes to help you to assimilate and synthesize information.
  • Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders.
  • Cultural Considerations throughout text cover biocultural variations as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups so you can provide culturally competent care.
  • Health Promotion and Patient Teaching boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions.
  • Home Health Considerations boxes provide information on home health care for the older adult.

Table of Contents

  • Unit One: Overview of Aging
    1.Trends and Issues
    2.Theories of Aging
    3.Physiologic Changes
    Unit Two: Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing
    4.Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Home Health Considerations
    5.Communicating with Older Adults
    6.Maintaining Fluid Balance and Meeting Nutrition Needs
    7.Medications and Older Adults
    8.Health Assessment for Older Adults
    9.Meeting Safety Needs of Older Adults
    Unit Three: Psychosocial Care of the Elderly
    10.Cognition and Perception
    11.Self-Perception and Self-Concept
    12.Roles and Relationships
    13.Coping and Stress
    14.Values and Beliefs
    15.End-of-Life Care
    16.Sexuality and Aging
    Unit Four: Physical Care of the Elderly
    17.Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes
    19.Activity and Exercise
    20.Sleep and Rest
    Appendix A: Laboratory Values for Older Adults
    Appendix B: The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
    Appendix C: Dietary Information for Older Adults
    Appendix D: Resources for Older Adults
    Reader References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2019
  • Published: July 30, 2019
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554558
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323612609

About the Author

Patricia Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Nursing Educator University of California Medical Center San Francisco, California; Alumnus, iSAGE Mini Fellowship Program Successful Aging Project Stanford University Medical School Stanford, California