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Ebersole & Hess' gerontological nursing & healthy aging

Author: Theris A Touhy; Kathleen Freudenberger Jett
Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, it identifies potential problems that may occur and help older adults lead healthy lives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theris A Touhy; Kathleen Freudenberger Jett
ISBN: 9780323401678 0323401678
OCLC Number: 956687887
Description: ix, 430 pages : illustrations (chiefly color ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1: Foundations of healthy aging. Introduction to healthy aging --
Cross-cultural caring and aging --
Biological theories of aging and age-related physical changes --
Psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging --
Section 2: Foundations of gerontological nursing. Gerontological nursing and promotion of healthy aging --
Gerontological nursing across the continuum of care --
Economic and legal issues --
Section 3: Fundamentals of caring. Assessment and documentation for optimal care --
Safe medication use --
Nutrition --
Hydration and oral care --
Elimination --
Rest, sleep, and activity --
Promoting healthy skin --
Falls and fall risk reduction --
Promoting safety --
Section 4: Promoting health in chronic illness. Living with chronic illness --
Pain and comfort --
Diseases affecting vision and hearing --
Metabolic disorders --
Bone and joint problems --
Cardiovascular and respiratory disorders --
Neurological disorders --
Mental health --
Section 5: Caring for elders and their caregivers. Care of individuals with neurocognitive disorders --
Relationships, roles, and transitions --
Caregiving --
Loss, death, and palliative care.
Other Titles: Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing & healthy aging
Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing and healthy aging
Gerontological nursing & healthy aging
Responsibility: Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, Kathleen Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Clinical Care Coordinator, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

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With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, it identifies potential problems that may occur and help older adults lead healthy lives.

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