As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual.
* Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people;
* Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education;
* Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person;
* Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills;
* Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.
Dr Sue Barker is a registered mental health nurse and chartered psychologist; she works at Bournemouth University in the School of Health and Social Care as a Senior Lecturer. She is also a member of Bournemouth University Dementia Institute as part of this she has undertaken consultancy and evaluation work. She has a particular interest in mental and emotional wellbeing and her PhD explored the emotional care given to women becoming mothers. Sue leads a unit on the mental health nursing programme entitled mental health and wellbeing in later life.
The Context of Nursing Older People - Michele Board and Ann Hemingway Placement Experiences with Older People - Karen Cooper Vulnerability and Old Age - Vanessa Heaslip Nursing for Well-being in Later Life - Ann Hemingway and Rosalind Green Physical Aspects of Ageing - Michele Board and Karen Cooper Psychosocial Aspects of Ageing - Lee-Ann Fenge Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Later Life - Sue Barker Ageing in a Multicultural Society - Janet Scammell Social Isolation and Lonliness in Later Life - Eleanor Jack Interprofessional Collaboration when Working with Older People - Sarah Hean and Sue Smith