Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, Canadian Edition

1st Edition


  • Theris Touhy
  • Kathleen Jett
  • Veronique Boscart
  • Lynn McCleary
  • Key Features

    • Canadian demographics and statistics
    • Canadian practice guidelines
    • Canadian law
    • Roles of Canadian health care providers
    • CNA code of ethics
    • Canadian drug names
    • Canadian lab values
    • Canadian research findings
    • Canadian assessment tools
    • Canadian screening guidelines

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    Ch 1: Introduction to Healthy Aging

    Ch 2: Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles

    Ch 3: Communicating with Elders

    Ch 4: Culture and Aging

    Ch 5: Documentation for Optimal Care

    Section 2: Changes of Aging

    Ch 6: Theories and Physical Changes of Aging

    Ch 7: Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

    Ch 8: Nutritional Needs

    Ch 9: Fluids and Continence

    Ch 10: Rest, Sleep, and Activity

    Ch 11: Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet

    Ch 12: Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

    Ch 13: Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing

    Ch 14: Safe Medication Use for Older Adults

    Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders in Late Life

    Ch 15: Living with Chronic Illness

    Ch 16: Pain and Comfort

    Ch 17: Diabetes Mellitus

    Ch 18: Bone and Joint Problems

    Ch 19: Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

    Ch 20: Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

    Ch 21: Cognitive Impairment

    Section 4: Caring for Elders and their Caregivers

    Ch 22: Economic and Legal Issues

    Ch 23: Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

    Ch 24: Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life

    Ch 25: Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life

    Ch 26: Care Across the Continuum


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    About the authors

    Theris Touhy

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Emeritus Professor Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida

    Kathleen Jett

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

    Veronique Boscart

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chair, Enhanced Senior Care at the School of Health and Life Sciences, Conestoga College

    Lynn McCleary

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Brock University