Growth and Development Across the Lifespan - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781455745456, 9781455759316

Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

2nd Edition

A Health Promotion Focus

Authors: Gloria Leifer Eve Fleck
Print ISBN: 9781455745456
eBook ISBN: 9781455759316
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 19th October 2012
Page Count: 336


This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Key Features

  • Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle.
  • Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book.
  • Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development.
  • Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age.
  • Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips.
  • Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access.
  • Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan.
  • Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions.
  • Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information.
  • NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care.
  • Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Healthy People 2020

Chapter 2 Government Influences on Health Care

Chapter 3 Cultural Considerations in Health Care

Chapter 4 The Influence of Family on Developing a Lifestyle

Chapter 5 Theories of Development

Chapter 6 Prenatal Influences on Healthy Development

Chapter 7 The Infant

Chapter 8 Early Childhood

Chapter 9 Middle Childhood

Chapter 10 Adolescence

Chapter 11 Young Adulthood

Chapter 12 Middle Adulthood

Chapter 13 Late Adulthood

Chapter 14 Advanced Old-Age and Geriatrics

Chapter 15 Planning for the End of Life

Chapter 16 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement

Appendix A Child, Adolescent, and Adult Immunization Schedules

Appendix B Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms





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About the Author

Gloria Leifer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

Eve Fleck