Gerontological Nursing,
Edition 1 A Holistic Approach to the Care of Older People
By Caroline Vafeas, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RN and Susan Slatyer, PhD, BNurs (Hons.), RN

Publication Date: 06 Apr 2021

This first edition Australian text aligns nursing care principles and practice to the unique requirements of older people.

Written by leading academics and clinicians, Gerontological Nursing: A holistic approach to the care of older people covers the essential skills of gerontological care with a focus on chronic diseases, neurocognitive disorders, mental health, quality of life and healthy ageing, palliative care and bereavement, safety issues, and the role of the caregiver.

As nurses play an ever more critical role in supporting the needs of an ageing population, this essential text will enable nursing students to navigate the complexities of older people’s healthcare, promote healthy ageing, and help people to live well.

Key Features

  • End of chapter practice scenarios with questions
  • Tips for best practice
  • Focus on contemporary models of care and clinical governance
  • Inclusion of most common chronic diseases affecting older adults including dementia, depression and delirium
  • Dedicated chapter on Safety and Security
  • Expert contributors from multiple Australian and New Zealand universities
  • Aligned to the Australian Aged Care Quality Standards as well as international standards and guidelines
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve

  • eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • PowerPoints
  • MCQs

Chapter worksheets

About the author
By Caroline Vafeas, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RN, Director Undergraduate Nursing Studies School of Nursing and Midwifery Western Australia, Australia and Susan Slatyer, PhD, BNurs (Hons.), RN, Associate Professor of Nursing College of Science Health Engineering and Education Murdoch University Western Australia, Australia
Table of Contents
1. Gerontological Nursing in Australia
2. Contemporary Ageing
3. Cross-Cultural Ageing
4. Promoting Healthy Ageing
5. Navigating the Health Care System
6. Gerontological Nursing across the
Continuum of Care
7. Communication and Shared Decision Making
8. Comprehensive Health Assessment
9. Living with Chronic Conditions
10. Infection Prevention and Control
11. Safe Use of Medications
12. Nutrition and Hydration
13. Elimination
14. Sleep and Rest
15. Promoting Healthy Skin
16. Falls and Falls Prevention
17. A Palliative Approach
18. Safety and Security
19. Pain Assessment and Management
20. Hearing
21. Vision
22. Musculoskeletal Health
23. Cardiovascular Health
24. Respiratory Health
25. Mental Health in Older Age
26. Neurocognitive Disorders
27. Relationships in Later Life
28. The Caregiver
29. Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Book details
ISBN: 9780729543675
Page Count: 460
Retail Price : £48.99