Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive, research-based information on nursing care of older adults. Beginning with the basics, the text uses a systems approach to describe the aging process from wellness to illness. It also describes physiological and psychological aspects of aging in detail, as well as assessment and practice in all settings using the nursing process.
- Each chapter incorporates a research and theory-based approach to the aging process.
- Content is comprehensive and focuses on caring for the older adult.
- The text examines the differences between normal aging conditions and clinical problems/conditions.
Section 1 Introduction to Practice in Gerontological Nursing
1. Gerontological Nursing: Issues and Trends in Practice
2. Assessment: Focus on Function
3. Tools for Screening and Assessment
4. Application of Nursing Theory
5. Evidence-Based Practice—NEW!
Section 2 Foundations of Gerontological Nursing Practice
6. Gerontology: The Study of Aging
7. Pharmacological Considerations
8. Nutritional Considerations
9. Ethical Considerations
Section 3 Aging Changes and Health Deviations
10. Integument System
11. Musculoskeletal System
12. Cardiovascular System
13. Respiratory System
14. Neurological System
15. Gastrointestinal System
16. Genitourinary System
17. Endocrine System
18. Immune System
19. Age-Related Changes in the Special Senses
Section 4 Psychosocial Aging
20. Psychological Age-Related Changes
21. Sociological Age-Related Changes
22. End of Life Care of the Older Adult—NEW!
Section 5 Competencies and Roles in Gerontological Nursing—NEW!
23. Leadership Skills
24. Group Process
25. Interdisciplinary Care
26. Case Management
27. Health Education and Health Promotion
28. Quality Improvement
Section 6 Gerontological Nursing in the Context of Care
29. The Continuum of Geriatric Care
30. Community Care
31. Assisted Living Care—NEW!
32. Acute Care
33. Subacute Care
34. Long-Term Care
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- © Saunders 2007
- 17th October 2006
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Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO