Gerontological Nursing, 4th edition

  • Patricia A. Tabloski

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Gerontological Nursing is a comprehensive, research-based guide to the nursing care of older adults. It addresses normal and pathophysiological changes of aging, as well as psychosocial, cultural and public health influences. With a focus on “adding life to years,” not just extending life, the text explores evidence and best practices that promote safe and effective assessment, diagnosis and outcomes.

The 4th Edition provides new evidence and standards affecting the care of aging populations. New Ethical Dilemma critical-thinking questions will help you respond to scenarios you may encounter in your care of older patients. With chapter-ending NCLEX®-style multiple-choice questions, you can prepare for success on sections of the NCLEX-RN® exam covering gerontological nursing.

Published by Pearson (August 15th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780134554303

Subject: Upper-Level Nursing

Category: Gerontological Nursing

Overview

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE

  1. Principles of Gerontology
  2. Contemporary Gerontological Nursing
  3. Principles of Geriatrics

PART 2: CHALLENGES OF AGING AND THE CORNERSTONES OF EXCELLENCE IN NURSING CARE

  1. Cultural Diversity
  2. Nutrition and Aging
  3. Pharmacology and Older Adults
  4. Psychological and Cognitive Function
  5. Sleep and the Older Adult
  6. Pain Management
  7. Violence and Elder Mistreatment
  8. Care at the End of Life

PART 3: PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PRACTICE

  1. The Integument
  2. The Mouth and Oral Cavity
  3. Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell
  4. The Cardiovascular System
  5. The Respiratory System
  6. The Genitourinary and Renal Systems
  7. The Musculoskeletal System
  8. The Endocrine System
  9. The Gastrointestinal System
  10. The Hematologic System
  11. The Neurologic System
  12. The Immune System
  13. Caring for Frail Older Adults with Comorbidities

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