Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416001669, 9781416067115

Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing

3rd Edition

Concepts and Practice

Authors: Adrianne Linton Helen Lach
eBook ISBN: 9781416067115
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th October 2006
Page Count: 1040

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Adrianne Linton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Family Community Care Systems, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX

Helen Lach

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO