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.
Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging
1. Introduction to Healthy Aging
2. Cross-Cultural Caring and Aging
3. Biological Theories of Aging and Age-Related Physical Changes
4. Psychosocial, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Section 2: Foundations of Gerontological Nursing
5. Gerontological Nursing and Promotion of Healthy Aging
6. Gerontological Nursing Across the Continuum of Care
7. Economic and Legal Issues
Section 3: Fundamentals of Caring
8. Assessment and Documentation for Optimal Care
9. Safe Medication Use
11. Hydration and Oral Care
13. Rest, Sleep, and Activity
14. Promoting Healthy Skin
15. Falls and Fall Risk Reduction
16. Promoting Safety
Section 4: Promoting Health in Chronic Illness
17. Living With Chronic Illness
18. Pain and Comfort
19. Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing
20. Metabolic Disorders
21. Bone and Joint Problems
22. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
23. Neurological Disorders
24. Mental Health
Section 5: Caring for Elders and Their Caregivers
25. Care of Individuals With Neurocognitive Disorders
26. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions
28. Loss, Death, and Palliative Care