Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse (Case Studies in Nursing)

Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse (Case Studies in Nursing)

By: Leslie Neal-Boylan (author), Meredith Wallace Kazer (author)Paperback

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As the fastest growing population sector worldwide, older adults are seen in almost every care setting in which clinicians practice. Developed as a resource for advanced practice nurses in any setting, Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse presents readers with a range of both typical and atypical cases from real clinical scenarios. The book is organized into six units covering cases related to ageism, common health challenges, health promotion, environments of care, cognitive and psychological issues, and issues relating to aging and independence. Each case follows a similar format including the patient's presentation, critical thinking questions, and a thorough discussion of the case resolution through which students and clinicians can enhance their clinical reasoning skills. Designed to promote geriatric clinical education through self-assessment or classroom use, Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse is a key resource for all those dedicated to improving care for older adults.

About Author

Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP- BC, FAAN is Associate Professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing. Dr. Kazer has authored or edited numerous books, two of which received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications, and 22 book chapters. Dr. Kazer maintains a clinical practice with a focus on chronic illness in older persons. Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, CRRN, APRN-BC, FNP is Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Neal-Boylan has extensive experience in academia as well as family practice, chronic care, and internal medicine. She has edited or co-edited four books including one which won the American Journal of Nursing Award in the medical-surgical division in 2005. Additionally Dr. Neal-Boylan has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Contributors ix Introduction xvii Abbreviations and Acronyms xxi Section 1 The Aging Population 1 Case 1.1 Recipe for Successful Aging 3 By Christine Tocchi, PhD(C), MSN, APRN, GNP-BC Case 1.2 Cultural Competence Is a Journey 15 By Jina Ko, MSN, RN, ANP-C and Julie M. L. Lautner, MSW, MSN, RN Case 1.3 The Ugly Face of Ageism 23 By Shelley Yerger Hawkins, DSN, APRN, FNP, GNP, FAANP Case 1.4 If Only We Had National Health Insurance 31 By Philip A. Greiner, DNSc, RN Section 2 Common Health Challenges of Aging 37 Case 2.1 The Heart of It All 39 By Jaclyn R. Jones, MSN, APRN, NP-C Case 2.2 I Have This Thing on My Skin 47 By Everol M. Ennis, Jr., MSN, APRN, A/GNP-BC Case 2.3 Why Is My Mother Wearing a Diaper? 57 By Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, PhD(c), RN Case 2.4 My Aching Back 65 By Anne Moore, DNP, RN Case 2.5 More Than Just Constipation 75 By Frieda R. Butler, PhD, MPH, FAAN, FGSA Case 2.6 Are You in the Hospital Again? 85 By Kimberly O. Lacey, DNSc, MSN, CNS Case 2.7 It Hurts When I Pee 93 By Rebecca Herter, MSN, RN Case 2.8 The History Reveals All 101 By Devon Kwassman, MSN, RN Case 2.9 Kneedless Pain 111 By Maureen E. O Rourke, RN, PhD, and Kenneth S. O Rourke, MD Case 2.10 Life after a Right CVA 125 By Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD, RN, CRRN, FAAN Case 2.11 It Takes My Breath Away 135 By Kathy Murphy, RN, BA, DipN, RNT, MSc, PhD, Dympna Casey, RGN, BA, MA, PhD, and Bernard McCarthy, MSc Case 2.12 What s Shaking? 145 By Donna Packo Diaz, MS, RN, and Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN Case 2.13 Too Much to Manage 153 By Melanie J. Holland, BSN, MS Case 2.14 Them Bones, Them Bones 167 By Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN Section 3 Health Promotion 181 Case 3.1 Never Too Old to Quit 183 By Geraldine Marrocco, EdD, APRN, CNS, ANP-BC and Amanda LaManna, MSN, RN, NP-C Case 3.2 Protection by Prevention 189 By Kimberlee-Ann Bridges, MSN, RN-BC, CNL Case 3.3 Is Being Careful Enough? 195 By Bonnie Cashin Farmer, PhD, RN Case 3.4 Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired 203 By Kathleen Lovanio, MSN, APRN, F/ANP-BC, Patricia C. Gantert, MSN, RN-BC, and Susan A. Goncalves, DNP(c), MS, RN-BC Case 3.5 To Screen or Not to Screen 213 By Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC, FAAN Section 4 Environments of Care 221 Case 4.1 Who Says I Can t Go Home 223 By Antoinette Larkin, RGN, H. Dip. Gerontology, and Claire Welford, RGN, DipNS, BNS Hons., MSc, PGC TLHE Case 4.2 Regressing in Rehab 231 By Kendra M. Grimes, MSN, APRN, GNP-BC Case 4.3 There s No Place Like Home 239 By Nicholas R. Nicholson, Jr., PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC Case 4.4 Caring for the Caregiver 245 By Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN (GCNS-BC) Case 4.5 Transitions 253 By Elizabeth McGann, DNSc, RN, and Lynn Price, JD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC Case 4.6 Shifting the Focus of Care 261 By Alison Kris, PhD, RN Case 4.7 Without a Home 267 By Mary Shelkey, PhD, ARNP Case 4.8 A Place Called Home 277 By Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN, and Eileen O Connor Smith BSN, RN-C Case 4.9 Aging in Place 285 By Karen Dick, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP Section 5 Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Aging 293 Case 5.1 The Diabolical Ds 295 By Kathleen Lovanio, MSN, APRN, F/ANP-BC, Patricia C. Gantert, MSN, RN-BC, and Susan A. Goncalves, DNP(c), MS, RN-BC Case 5.2 What a Difference a Day Makes 305 By Cora D. Zembrzuski, PhD, APRN Case 5.3 I Don t Feel Good 313 By Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN (GCNS-BC) Case 5.4 Understanding Distress 323 By Eileen O Connor Smith, BSN, RN-C, and Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN Section 6 Issues of Aging and Independence 333 Case 6.1 Too Much of a Good Thing 335 By Susan C. Frazier, MS, NP-C, GNP-BC Case 6.2 Driving in My Car 343 By Valerie C. Sauda, RN-BC, MS Case 6.3 Sex Does Not Stop with Seniority 351 By Ashley Domingue, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-C Case 6.4 Hidden Pathology 359 By Marie Boltz, PhD, APRN, BC Case 6.5 Taking Control of the Pain 367 By Alison Kris, PhD, RN Case 6.6 The Road toward End-of-Life Decision Making: Who Has the Right of Way? 373 By Barbara L. Kramer, MSN, RN, CHPN, and Christine M. Goldstein, LCSW-R, OCW-C Index 381

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  • ISBN13: 9780813823782
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780813823782
  • weight: 810
  • ISBN10: 0813823781

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