Lippincott's Nursing Guide to Expert Elder Care
By: Lippincott (producer)Paperback
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Focusing specifically on the needs of the aging adult population--from the so-called silent generation (Depression era babies) through the youngest of the baby boomers--this book provides comprehensive coverage of gerontological concepts, health promotion strategies, and practical information on nursing care for all major disorders that typically affect older adults. Each chapter starts with an interesting or inspiring quote to set the tone as well as a fact-filled, illustrated timeline of people, cultural events, and scientific advances germane to the topic at hand. Abundant photos and illustrations are included to demonstrate must-know clinical concepts. Case studies and questions appear throughout to stimulate critical thinking. Best practices are provided and supported through evidence-based research and clinical guidelines. The text also includes information on healthy aging strategies, cultural considerations, assessment guidelines, nutrition, patient teaching, pain management, end-of-life care, and much more.
Contributors and consultants vi Foreword vii 1. The graying of America 1 2. Promoting a healthy life 21 3. Assessing the older adult 43 4. Nutrition: The food factor 79 5. Medication: The right prescription 105 6. Common disorders: A systematic approach 139 7. Sexuality: Not just for the young 309 8. Caregiving: A family affair 335 9. Abuse: A breach of trust 359 10. End-of-life care: Easing the transition 375 Appendices 393 -- Selected resources 393 -- Patient-teaching aids for the older adult 398 -- How aging can affect laboratory values 408 -- Credits 410 -- Selected references 412 Index 414
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