This convenient and easy-to-use pocket-sized reference provides gerontology nurses with the foundational knowledge they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective care to older patients. It contains crucial evidence-based information that enables nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population, and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults.
Pervading the resource is a holistic approach in which all facets of the individual: physical and mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, self-care, family relationships, and unique risks for this population, are considered.
Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as “Clinical Snapshots” and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic.
- Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style
- Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual
- Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care
- Features “Clinical Snapshots” and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” for speedy information retrieval
- Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily
About the Author
Charlotte Eliopoulos, PhD, MPH, RN, is executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing (AALTCN) and works in private practice.
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