Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging

Author: Theris A. Touhy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323474039
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Discover a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, 5th Edition is the only gerontological nursing text on the market that focuses on this thoughtful, organic method of care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to addressing complications, alleviating discomfort, and helping older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring an updated four-color design, additional information on long-term care, evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market. Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience. Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you to understand these important considerations in caring for older adults. AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information that you need to assess the patient. Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging. Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use. NEW! New four-color design provides a higher-level of detail and readability to caregiving procedures. NEW! New chapter on Caregiving includes expanded coverage of abuse and neglect. NEW! Expanded content about Long-Term and Transitional Care added to chapter six. NEW! Expanded Safety coverage spans two separate chapters. NEW! Expanded Nutrition and Hydration content divided into two separate chapters.

Ebersole Hess Toward Healthy Aging

Author: Theris A. Touhy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323321399
Format: PDF, ePub
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Get all the knowledge you need to provide effective care for adults as they age. Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Ebersole & Hess’ Toward Healthy Aging, 9th Edition is the only comprehensive text to address all aspects of gerontological nursing care. The new ninth edition has been extensively revised and updated and now includes shorter, more streamlined chapters and pedagogical features to facilitate learning, covering the areas of safety and ethical considerations, genetics, communication with the patient and caregiver, promoting health in persons with conditions commonly occurring in later-life world-wide addressing loss and palliative care and much more. This new edition considers the experience of aging as a universal experience and the nurse’s role in the reduction of health disparities and inequities as a member of the global community. Plus, it contains a variety of new learning features that focus the readers’ attention on applying research and thinking critically in providing care to aging adults across the care continuum. Learning objectives found at the beginning of every chapter help students identify the primary take away messages they should learn from the chapter. I think the Key Concepts identify the primary take away messages/important content Safety Alert boxes emphasize important safety tips for students to consider while working in a clinical setting. Promoting Healthy Aging: Implications for Gerontological Nursing sections provide best practice guidelines for management and promotion of wellness for older adults with chronic illness and those at the end of life Key concepts are bulleted at the end of every chapter to provide a quick review of the most important concepts found in the chapter. Nursing studies with critical thinking questions and activities assist students in assessment, interventions, and outcomes to promote healthy aging. Research questions at the end of each chapter stimulate thinking about ideas for nursing research. Information addressing and illustrating potential ethical issues that nurses encounter when dealing with this specific population of adults. The most current information on nutritional needs of the older adult is covered in a separate chapter. Research Highlights boxes identify important research studies in the field of gerontology to give students information about the latest findings in the field. The latest scales and guidelines for use when conducting health assessments within the unique context of working with an older adult and potentially his or her significant others. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are addressed throughout the text along with a chapter dedicated to culture and aging help the nurse understand these important considerations in caring for older adults in a way that fosters health equity across the globe. Healthy People boxes reference the goals cited in Healthy People 2020. Content consistent with the core competencies for geriatric nursing incorporates the Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Older Adults, the Geriatric Nursing Education State of the Science Papers, and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults. A Student Speaks and An Elder Speaks sections at the beginning of every chapter provide honest and candid thoughts from students and elders. Disease processes discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities helps students gain an understanding of an older client’s experience.

Toward Healthy Aging

Author: Priscilla Ebersole
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323047302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As the most comprehensive resource on health promotion and maintenance for older adults and their families and caregivers, Toward Healthy Aging, 7th Edition includes the most current information you need to provide effective holistic care, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and address end-of-life issues. Grounded in the core competencies recommended by the AACN in collaboration with the Hartfound Institute for Geriatric Nursing and using Maslow's hierarchy of needs, this book includes complete coverage of both common and uncommon conditions in the older adult. Towards Healthy Aging also highlights key aging issues with sections devoted to basic physiologic needs, safety and security, the need to belong, self-esteem, and self-actualization. A strong focus on health and wellness emphasizes a positive approach to aging. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you remember these important considerations when caring for older adults. Up-to-date content on AIDS provides important information on addressing this growing concern among older adults. Consistent chapter is organization with objectives, case studies, critical thinking questions, research, and study questions make information easy to find and use. Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout in helpful tables, boxes, and forms for quick access. Case studies at the end of most chapters explore realistic patient care scenarios to help you expand your knowledge and understanding. Resource lists and appendices provide opportunities for further research and study. With over 200 illustrations, the full-color design is engaging and easy to read. Healthy People 2010 boxes address healthy aging considerations. Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you incorporate the latest research findings into practice and advise you on how to avoid potentially harmful practices. A Nutritional Needs chapter includes the most current nutritional guidelines for older adults to help you better address patients' nutritional needs. Includes the latest scales and guidelines for assessing the gerontologic patient in the Health Assessment in Gerontological Nursing chapter. Expanded coverage of end-of-life issues helps you meet the needs of older adults and their families and caregivers during this difficult transition. Economics of aging discussions help you better understand the financial challenges your patients may face. The latest pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management information helps you reduce pain and discomfort for your patients and helps you provide more effective care.

How to Manage Pain in the Elderly

Author: Yvonne M. D'Arcy
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1930538847
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes pain assessment, pain medication management, complementary methods for pain relief, chronic pain management, interventional pain management, and palliative care. Clinical tips and case studies with assessment questions help nurses apply what they have learned. Content in line with guidelines for managing pain the elderly.

Gerontological Nursing

Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 145117277X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eliopoulos provides students with the content they need, taking a holistic approach to gerontological nursing. Updated for currency, the text works to ensure students are prepared for their careers with new real world application and care competencies to help guide work place decisions. With DocuCare availability, this new edition also connects textbook resources with clinical and simulation setting via supplementary resources.

Geriatric Nursing

Author: Priscilla Ebersole, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826126481
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006 by CHOICE "Those who are interested in the care of older individuals will find this book thoughtful, exciting, and useful...Highly recommended." --CHOICE Learn the history of the development of geriatric nursing as a specialty, as well as the current state of geriatric nursing, from the stories of pioneers in this field. Through the history of those who laid the foundations for the profession to the geriatric nurse leaders who continue the specialty today, see first-hand how geriatric nursing began, evolved, and continues to flourish. Covering the scope of the specialty: How to become a geriatric nurse Geriatric nursing organizations and publications Standards of practice Certification and licensure Future directions This text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse.

Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging

Author: Priscilla Ebersole
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging provides thorough coverage of promoting healthy aging when caring for older adults. The intent throughout the book is to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible for any older adult, regardless of the situation and disease process. The majority of the book is devoted to discussing the significant problems that may occur and methods that nurses may use to make these problems more bearable, to solve some, and to help the elder find the best possible resolution towards healthy aging. Incorporates healthy aging strategies to maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients/patients with dementia and their caregivers. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support & responsibilities to help the reader gain an understanding of their client's experience. Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help the nurse understand these important considerations in caring for older adults. Each chapter provides a consistent organization including learning objectives, research & study questions/activities. Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout as tables, boxes, and forms to provide useful tools for practice. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter provide situations to expand student knowledge and understanding. Appendices and resource lists assist in further exploration of material. Text correlates with federal guidelines for Healthy People 2010 to assist the student in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations. Expanded content on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management in Chapter 15 and integrated within appropriate content sections. Completely revised Culture and Aging chapter includes discussions of health disparities and working with interpreters to help identify nursing care interventions appropriate for ethnic elders. New author team with Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett adds a wealth of experience related to gerontological nursing education and research.

The Human Body in Health and Illness E Book

Author: Barbara Herlihy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323498434
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn the A&P you’ll really use in practice! The Human Body in Health and Illness, 6th Edition uses hundreds of illustrations, colorful cartoons, and an easy-to-read approach to simplify Anatomy & Physiology concepts. Organized by body system, this resource shows how each organ is designed to work by including clear, step-by-step explanations, clinical examples, and online animations. It also demonstrates what happens to the body when a system does not function properly. Written by well-known author and educator Barbara Herlihy, this resource makes it easier and more fun to learn A&P concepts — and gives you the basic background you need to begin a healthcare career. Full-color illustrations simplify difficult concepts and complex processes, accurately depicting anatomy, physiology, and disease. Colorful cartoons use humor to clarify and reinforce the content, making it more memorable, accessible, and easy to understand. Interesting analogies, examples, and anecdotes make learning easier and bring science to life. Key terms and objectives begin every chapter, setting learning expectations and goals, with terms defined in a comprehensive glossary. Useful learning and review features include Re-Think questions, Ramp It Up! and As You Age boxes, plus Did You Know boxes with clinical scenarios and historical vignettes. Focus on medical terminology includes Medical Terminology and Disorders tables with pronunciations, derivations, and word parts, along with references to commonly used medical terminology. Evolve companion website enhances your understanding with animations, learning activities, and review tools. A study guide offers fun and practical exercises to help you review, understand, and remember basic A&P. Sold separately. New animations bring difficult concepts to life. New illustrations show more step-by-step processes, and include new review questions to help you understand the concepts depicted. UPDATED content includes additional chapter review questions. NEW! More pronunciations and new med term activities are included.

Aging Well

Author: May L. Wykle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449656420
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aging Well: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Professionals brings a fresh outlook to gerontological education and promotes the experience of aging as a positive circumstance, and elders as a treasure of society. Discussion centers on the application of research findings to encourage elders to rise above and beyond disability, to help them retain their identity of personhood, and integrate into society in general and their immediate community in particular. Contributors include individuals from the academic gerontological community and clinicians as well as experts from related fields such as social policy and community planning. This comprehensive text contains vital information necessary to caring for elders, including topics such as disease and disabilities associated with aging, to illuminate underlying philosophical tenants and social issues. Each chapter provides a summary of the key points with suggestions on how to apply them on a daily basis.