Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada

2nd Edition - March 26, 2018

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  • Authors: Theris Touhy, Kathleen Jett, Veronique Boscart, Lynn McCleary

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Equip yourself with the skills to meet the needs of an aging Canadian population. Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada, Second Edition is a concise, gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Featuring the most up-to-date CGNA guidelines, this new edition identifies potential problems and gives you the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and assist older adults to help them lead healthy lives. Plus, it contains a variety of learning features that focus your attention on statistics, legislation, practice guidelines, standards of care, and examples relevant to Canadian practice.

Key Features

  • Focus on health and wellness throughout the book highlights all aspects of the aging process. 
  • Core competencies identified by the CGNA integrated throughout book.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout book to help you care for different population groups. 
  • Expanded assessment guidelines and tools incorporated throughout as tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment.
  • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter ensure you understand the material and know how to use it in clinical situations.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

    1.  Introduction to Healthy Aging
    2.  Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles
    3.  Communicating with Older Adults
    4.  Culture, Ethnicity, and Aging
    5.  Nursing Documentation

    Section 2: Changes of Aging

    6.  Biological Theories and Physical Changes of Aging
    7.  Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging
    8.  Nutritional Needs
    9.  Hydration and Continence
    10. Rest, Sleep, and Activity
    11. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet
    12. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety
    13. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing
    14. Safe Medication Use for Older Adults

    Section 3: Coping with Chronic Illness in Later Life

    15. Living with Chronic Illness
    16. Pain and Comfort
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    18. Bone and Joint Health
    19. Visual and Auditory Changes
    20 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
    21. Cognitive Impairment and Neurological Disorders

    Section 4: Caring for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

    22. Economic and Legal Issues
    23. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
    24. Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life
    25. Loss, Death and Palliative Care
    26. Care Across the Continuum

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby Canada 2018
  • Published: March 26, 2018
  • Imprint: Mosby Canada

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

Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care; Executive Director, Canadian Institute for Seniors Care; Executive Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Kitchener, Ontario.

Lynn McCleary

Dr. McCleary is a Professor in the Department of Nursing and Graduate Program Director of the Master of Applied Gerontology Program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. She is a mental health and gerontological nurse who works with research teams and service providers on health and social care for older people and their families. Her research and practice emphasize improving dementia care services as well as improving gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions. She is a past president of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. She is coauthor of Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (First and Second Canadian Editions) and co-editor of Evidence-Informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions: Riding the Waves.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

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