Older People
Older People,
Edition 4 Issues and Innovations in Care
By Rhonda Nay, RN, PhD, FRCNA FCN(NSW), Sally Garratt, RN, CertMidwifery, DipAppSc(NursEd), MScN, FRCNA and Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

Publication Date : 08 Jan 2014

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Description
This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society.

Key Features

  • - Editors’ comments precede each chapter, providing a snapshot of the issues addressed.
  • - Dementia care has an increased focus.
  • New chapters include:
  • - Caring for older people: issues for consumers
  • - Younger people in residential aged care facilities
  • - Health and care of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • - Alzheimer’s dementia: neuropsychology, early diagnosis and intervention
  • - Self-esteem, dignity and finding meaning in dementia
  • - My journey of heartbreak:  my parents and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • - Vignettes highlight innovative approaches to care that result in improved health outcomes for older people.
  • - Key points are woven through the text to reiterate vital information relevant to nurses and aged care workers.
  • - Reflective questions encourage critical thinking as an instrument for improving practice.
  • - In-text references are made to video interviews available on the Evolve site.
About the author
By Rhonda Nay, RN, PhD, FRCNA FCN(NSW), Professor of Gerontic Nursing, Gerontic Nursing Professional Unit and Clinical School Bundoora Extended Care Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.; Sally Garratt, RN, CertMidwifery, DipAppSc(NursEd), MScN, FRCNA, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Book details
ISBN: 9780729541633
Page Count: 520
Retail Price: £56.28