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Gerontological nursing : competencies for care

Author: Kristen L Mauk
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2006.
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"Along with numerous case studies, the book also features critical thinking and personal reflection questions, a glossary of key terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructor's manual."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen L Mauk
ISBN: 0763728438 9780763728434
OCLC Number: 61247158
Description: xxiii, 846 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Unit I. Core Knowledge --
Section One: Critical thinking (Competencies 1, 2) --
Introduction to gerontological nursing / Kristen L. Mauk --
The aging population / Cheryl A. Lehman, Andrea Poindexter --
Theories of Aging / Jean Lange, Sheila Grossman --
Section Two: Communication (Competencies 3, 4) --
Aging changes that affect communication / Liat Ayalon, Leilani Feliciano, Patricia A. Arean --
Therapeutic communication with older adults / Kathleen Stevens --
Section Three: Assessment (Competencies 5 & 8) and technical skills (Competencies 9, 10) --
Review of the Aging of physiological systems / Janice M. Plahuta, Jennifer Hamrick-King --
Comprehensive assessment of the older adult / Lorna W. Guse --
Medications and lab values / Creaque V. Charles, Cheryl A. Lehman --
Changes that affect independence in later life / Lu Krieger-Blake --
Section Four: Health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention (Competencies 11 & 13) --
Identifying and preventing common risk factors / Joan M. Nelson --
Section Five: Illness and disease management (Competencies 14, 15) --
Management of common illnesses, diseases, or health conditions / Kristen L. Mauk --
Management of common problems / Jennifer Cowely [and others] --
Section Six: Information and health care technologies (Competencies 16, 17) --
Using technology to promote quality of life for older adults / Linda L. Pierce, Victoria Steiner --
Section Seven: Ethics (Competencies 18, 19) --
Ethical principles and issues / Pamela A. Farrell --
Section Eight: Human diversity (Competency 20) --
Appreciating the influences of diversity / Donald D. Kautz --
Global models of health care / Carole A. Pepa --
Unit II. Role development --
Section Ten: Provider of Care (Competencies 25, 26) --
The interdisciplinary team / Theresa Cervantez Thompson --
Alternative health modalities (complimentary and alternative medicine) / Carole A. Pepa --
Section 13: Designer/manager/coordinator of care (Competencies 27 & 29) --
Promoting quality of life / Sonya R. Hardin --
Teaching older adults and their families / Norma G. Cuellar, Kristen L. Mauk --
The gerontological nurse as manager / Dawna S. Fish, Kristen L. Mauk --
Section 14: Member of a profession (Competency 30) --
End of life care / Patricia A. Warring, Luana S. Krieger-Blake --
Future trends in gerontology / Kristen L. Mauk, James M. Mauk.
Responsibility: [edited by] Kristen L. Mauk.
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"Along with numerous case studies, the book also features critical thinking and personal reflection questions, a glossary of key terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructor's manual."--BOOK JACKET.

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