Description

Learn a positive, uniquely Canadian approach to older adult care. Canada's rapidly aging population will place an unprecedented burden on the health care system and on tomorrow's nurses. It is critical that health care professionals be properly equipped to address the needs and comfort of your older adult patients and clients. Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, First Canadian Edition includes statistics, legislation, practice guidelines, standards of care, and examples relevant to Canadian practice. Chronic disorders are presented in the framework of health promotion and illness prevention.

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

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby Canada
eBook ISBN:
9781771720298
eBook ISBN:
9781927406922
Print ISBN:
9781926648231

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