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According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in ten persons over sixty-five and nearly half of those over eighty-five have Alzheimer's disease. Today, 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. In a national survey, 19 million Americans said they have a family member with the ailment, and 37 million said they knew someone who had it. But when Rosette Teitel found herself in the role of caregiver to her ailing husband, she could find no books that answered her practical needs: How do you give a 170-pound man a shower? How do you pick him up when he falls? What should you anticipate as the disease progresses? What support networks are available? When is it time to consider a nursing home and how do you find one?
While many Alzheimer's disease books focus on the disease and the patient, Teitel draws on her own experience -- as well as that of a clinical psychologist, a coordinator of an Alzheimer's program at a community center, members of the Alzheimer's Foundation, a research psychologist, an elder-law attorney, and a neurologist -- to tackle subjects rarely dealt with in other self-help books. Teitel covers topics such as managing the expenses of long-term care through Medicaid, estate planning, and preparing for the patient's death and the loss of someone whose daily survival has been at the center of one's existence. The chapters deal with background information on diagnosis, treatment, and the progression of the disease; the physical and emotional changes and resources involved with the day-to-day caregiving; support networks; nursing homes; finances; death of the patient; grief, mourning, and life after the patient's death; and interviews with children caring for parents withAlzheimer's disease. In addition, Teitel provides a helpful list of frequently asked questions, scheduling and memory aids, and websites where readers can find resources.
AJN Book of the Year 2016 First-Place Winner in Gerontological Nursing! The newest edition of this distinguished reference in geriatric nursing delivers updated guidelines, new illustrative case studies, and the latest evidence-based protocols developed by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in each topic area. The sixth edition includes new approaches devoted to supporting LGBTQ elders, persons living with dementia and their families, and older adults living with HIV. New operational strategies provide guidance in using the electronic health record, implementing improved person-centered care approaches, and maintaining age-friendly atmospheres.Using evidence derived from all levels of care, this text offers developed guidelines for improving both quality and outcomes when caring for older adults in multiple disciplines, including interprofessional team members, long-term care and other staff educators, social workers, dietitians, and physicians. Chapters provide assessment and management principles, clinical interventions, specialty practice, and models of care. They consistently feature chapter objectives, annotated references, evidence ratings for each protocol, and resources for further investigation. Each protocol is embedded within the chapter content to provide context and detailed evidence. The protocols consistently include an overview, evidence-based assessment, intervention strategies, and a supporting case study with discussion. PowerPoint presentations and a test bank are available as instructor's resources. New Chapters: Informational Technology: Embedding CPGs Organizational Approaches to Promote Person-centered Care Environmental approaches to support aging friendly care HIV and the Older Adult LGBTQ Perspectives Key Features: Evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices for in-patient, in-home, and long-term care settings Case studies with discussions in each chapter to illustrate application of clinical practice and related Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol Guidelines that are developed by experts on the topics of each chapter and are based on the best available evidence The AGREE systematic method was used to evaluate each protocol and validate this book's content Instructor's resources including PowerPoints and a Test Bank
This thirty-ninth volume of Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics focuses on men's health and aging. Cutting-edge chapters discuss the different complex factors that can lead to advancing our understanding on older men's health. The volume is organized in two sections: contemporary issues, and emerging perspectives about men's health and aging. The insightful chapters in the first section explore issues such as how experiences with social institutions earlier in life have an impact on men in late life, health and well-being of military veterans, biological determinants of men's health, and mental health of older men. The exciting chapters in the emerging perspectives section focus on pain, social isolation, and stress and faith as it relates to men's health in later life.The life expectancy of men aged 65 and older is increasing, and, as a result, there is a need to better understand how to maintain the independence and quality of life for older men. The contributions in this volume provide state-of-the-art science and keen insights into some future opportunities for intervening, promoting, and understanding older men's health. Key Features: Social Change, Social Institutions, and Cohorts: Contextualizing Men's Health in Later Life The Health of Male Veterans in Later Life Biological Determinants of Men's Health and Aging Mental Health of Older Men Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Health Among Older Men Stress, Faith, and Health Among Middle-Aged and Older African American Men
The only book designed specifically to prepare students for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) exams, this unparalleled review details the step by step journey from classroom to patient room and beyond. This book begins with proven test-taking strategies for students and provides an overview of common pitfalls for exam-takers. It features question styles and content material from both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exams, providing an overview of the certification exams written specifically by the certification organizations themselves. With more than 630 unique questions, this review contains completely up-to-date and evidence-based exam preparation. Practice questions are organized into body system review, special populations, and legal/ethical issues, and culminate in a 175-question practice test that represent the length, variety, and complexity of board exam questions. All questions have accompanied rationales based on clinical practice guidelines. Completely unique to this publication, the last section of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review guides through next steps after the exam - how to progress into practice with your new certification. Key Features: Over 630 practice questions with answers and rationales The only current book publication designed specifically to prepare students for the AG-ACNP exams. Contains the most current information and practice, by using published guidelines. Exam tips and perils/pitfalls to avoid in test taking Bundled with an ebook and interactive app, for different modalities of review and study.
Prepare your students for successful gerontological practice! Focusing on the content that students need to know for effective practice, this text offers engaging, evidence-based coverage of the aging process, factors contributing to healthy aging, and unique aspects of disease presentation and management in older adults. Updated to help students meet the challenges of this increasingly diverse population, the ninth edition retains its acclaimed holistic approach through insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NINTH EDITION Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Lippincott's Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU. Consider This Case, Bringing Research to Life, Practice Realities, and Critical Thinking Exercises make concepts come alive and show students how the concepts they are learning are applied in real-life contexts. In-text learning aids--including bolded key terms, communication tips, points to ponder, key concepts, and chapter summaries--help students master important material. Nursing Diagnosis Highlights provide overviews of common diagnoses, covering causes to interventions in an easy-to-understand manner. Nursing Care Plans outline diagnosis, goal, and action for selected health conditions, giving students practical models for effective health care planning. Assessment Guides walk students through general observation, the history-taking interview, and the physical examination. To develop highly capable nurses and promote sound clinical reasoning skills, the ninth edition is supported by Wolters Kluwer's suite of best-in-class digital solutions, including prepU (adaptive quizzing), DocuCare (educational EHR software), and vSim (realistic virtual simulations co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, which are based on the NLN ACE.S Unfolding Cases).
Ensure the most effective wellness-oriented nursing care for older adults - in any healthcare setting. Confidently deliver wellness-oriented care for older adults across a changing healthcare environment with the latest evidence-based coverage of gerontological nursing. Comprehensively revised and updated, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Eighth Edition fosters your understanding of both the physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as broader issues of cultural competence, legal matters, and ethical concerns. Organized around the author's proven Functional Consequences Theory for Promoting Wellness in Older Adults, this trusted text focuses on equipping you to work proactively with older adults to promote high levels of functioning and quality of life, despite the limitations associated with aging, disease, and related conditions. NEW! Technology to Promote Wellness in Older Adults boxes familiarize you with technology-based interventions for promoting wellness in older adults. NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) coverage emphasizes strategies for working with other healthcare professionals in managing care of older patients. NEW! Global Perspective boxes illustrate proven international approaches to quality gerontological nursing. NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories authored by the National League for Nursing challenge you to apply your understanding to realistic patient scenarios. NEW! A Transitional Care Unfolding Case Study helps you manage a patient requiring care across a variety of healthcare settings. Case Studies (both multipart and standalone) encourage you to apply nursing theory to real-life situations. Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) examples help you apply knowledge and skills to care plans for unfolding cases. Assessment, Intervention, Evidence-Based Practice, Cultural Considerations, Diversity Note, and Caregiver Wellness boxes detail helpful approaches and tools for effective wellness-oriented nursing practice. Online Learning Activities point readers to the book's companion web page to access related resources, articles, and evidence-based guidelines. American Journal of Nursing Gerontologic Nursing Book of the Year 2015 This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice.
This is a timely and vital resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses responsible for coordinating care and advocacy for their patients as health care shifts from hospital-based to community-based care. Comprehensive and organized for quick access to information, this clinical guide encompasses the broad network of community health resources available and describes how to access them on behalf of geriatric patients and clients. It provides an overview of growing old in the U.S. and discusses cultural and socio-economic considerations, common conditions and morbidities affecting older adults, and the wide variety of community resources available to address these concerns. The book provides the critical information gerontology nurses need to synthesize the health conditions affecting older adults with education about and access to vital community-based services. It discusses health delivery in regard to cultural diversity, the physical and psychological changes of aging and how to adapt to them, and different types of community-based health options including home health services, independent and assisted living, long-term care, and hospice and palliative care. Woven throughout are the themes of empowerment and advocacy for the nurse, patient, and family. Illustrative case studies are included in each chapter, as well as abundant tools and resources that can be quickly referenced along with patient advocacy and teaching. Additional features include articles, websites, and videos. The book is also a supportive resource for nursing education programs and for nurses in mentorship roles in hospital or primary clinical practice settings. Key Features: Encompasses the broad network of community health resources available to older adults Provides easy access to information and includes abundant real-life case scenarios, websites, texts, and videos Addresses the physical and psychological changes of aging Focuses on advocacy and empowerment Serves as a comprehensive resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses, educators, and mentors
Delivers expert guidance for caring for adult and geriatric patients in the acute-care setting! The first book of its kind, this evidence-based resource provides nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice providers with the clinical knowledge they need to practice adult-gerontology acute care effectively. Written in a quick-reference format, this system-based text describes the common conditions health care providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. An interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms or clusters, and find associated diagnoses. Comprehensive yet concise descriptions of conditions include definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, key subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans. This handy, accessible text also reinforces information with key points and includes perioperative considerations, pertinent discharge instructions and procedural guidelines. Key Features: Presents key points for more than 90 acute care conditions in quick-reference format Provides perioperative considerations for such topics as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management Disseminates 20 procedural guidelines, such as central and arterial line insertion, bronchoscopy, ECMO, endotracheal intubation, and more App included with purchase. See inside front cover for details!
Older patients carry some of the highest risks of suffering an adverse event or death following anesthesia and surgery. They are inherently vulnerable, presenting with numerous comorbidities and reduced physiological reserve, requiring 'gero-centric' perioperative care for everything from routine eye surgery to major cardiac surgeries. Dementia, frailty, and the need for palliative care and pain management for the orthopedic patient are important areas requiring special consideration in this group. This book provides a general overview of these topics for those healthcare providers who may not have extensive knowledge of this patient population, while at the same time offering practical tips for the more experienced clinician. Chapters cover the spectrum of perioperative care including preoperative management of comorbid conditions, intraoperative anesthetic management, postoperative pain control, and a primer on advanced directive discussions. This book is appropriate not only for anesthesiologists but for any perioperative physician caring for the older patient.
This text focuses on the under-recognized and undertreated problem of addiction in later life. The widespread lack of clinical knowledge about this patient population can be traced to several sources: the systematic exclusion of older individuals from clinical trials; their reluctance to seek medical help owing to stigma and shame; the fact that additive disorders may be disguised by concurrent medical conditions; a lack of screening instruments tailored to an older population; and the low sensitivity of standard diagnostic criteria for detecting addiction in middle-aged and elderly adults who do not display the occupational and legal "red flags" seen in younger individuals. This volume provides the reader with a clear sense of the surprisingly high prevalence of alcohol and substance use disorders in older adults. For each of the major classes of addictive substances, both prescribed and illicit, this book highlights the key clinical issues that can complicate successful diagnosis. The authors describe strategies for initial engagement with the patient, including screening instruments, brief interventions which can be adapted to a primary care setting, emerging web-based and mobile technologies, and treatment strategies which are tailored to the age-appropriate needs of older adults, including older women - who have been found to be especially vulnerable to prescription drug misuse. With the aging of the baby boomers, a generation arriving in middle-age with greater exposure to alcohol and drugs than any previous cohort, the need for successful identification and effective treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders in later life has become a clinical imperative. Addiction in the Older Patient, whose editors bring more than 40 years of combined research and clinical experience in the field of addiction treatment, offers a comprehensive introduction to this underexplored and timely topic. This text synthesizes current clinical evidence to support the most effective strategies for discovering and treating addictive disorders in our older patients.
Awarded first place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Gerontologic Nursing category second place in the Advanced Practice Nursing category. Gain expert primary care of older adults with a case-based approach to geriatric primary care and multimorbidity management Written by two leading academic and clinical experts in geriatric primary care, Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care and Multimorbidity Management, 1st Edition uses detailed Exemplar Case Studies and Practice case studies to teach you how to think like an expert geriatric clinician. Because most older adults have more than one condition when seeking care, both Exemplar and Practice Case Studies place a strong emphasis on "multimorbidity" management, (the management of patients with a host of complex, interacting conditions). To provide extensive practice in learning how to think like an expert, case studies reflect the reality that care does not necessarily begin or end in the primary care setting, cases move fluidly from primary care to acute care to inpatient rehabilitation to assisted living to long-term care. Building on foundational introductory chapters, cases also call on you to develop interprofessional collaboration skills and reflect the diversity of today's older adults, in terms of age (young-old to old-old), gender, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and more! As you work through both basic-level and advanced Practice Case Studies, you can make extensive notes in the printed book and then go online to submit answers for grading and receive expert feedback for self-reflection. NEW! Introductory unit on the core principles of caring for older adults gives you a strong foundation in the principles of geriatric primary care and multimorbidity management. NEW! and UNIQUE! Exceptionally detailed, unfolding Exemplar Case Studies demonstrate how an expert advanced practitioner "thinks clinically" to provide care to older adults with multiple conditions. NEW and UNIQUE! Exceptionally detailed, unfolding Practice Case Studies emphasize patient diversity and multimorbidity management across healthcare settings to help you develop advanced clinical reasoning skills for geriatric primary care. NEW and UNIQUE! Strong emphasis on multimorbidity management focuses on caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. NEW! Emphasis on the continuum of care across settings reflects the reality that care does not necessarily begin or end in the primary care setting but can move from primary care to acute care to inpatient rehabilitation to assisted living to long-term care, and so forth. NEW! Online answer submission for grading and expert feedback for self-reflection. NEW! Emphasis on patient diversity reflects the makeup of today's older adult, population in terms of age (young-old to old-old), gender, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and more. NEW! Emphasis on interprofessional collaboration use Exemplar Case Studies and Practice Case Studies to allow you to demonstrate your interprofessional collaboration skills.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This new edition gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. Key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care. Taking a person-centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them. This comprehensive book will assist readers to respond effectively, sensitively and with compassion to people living with dementia in acute settings, as well as in care environments and at home. It acknowledges the challenges that arise for people with dementia, family members and professionals and offers practical solutions based on current thinking and best practice. * Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach * Covers the common forms and manifestations of dementia, their causes, and how to address them * Addresses a wide range of topics including, interventions, communication, care planning, medication, therapy, leadership as well as ethical and legal issues * Takes a positive holistic approach, including not only physical and mental health issues but social and spiritual implications and a person-centred focus throughout * Suitable for students on a range of healthcare courses * Supported by a companion website with multiple-choice questions and reflective questions
Written by leading scholars, this esteemed text on global aging is distinguished by its unique perspective on universal similarities and sociocultural differences across nations. Fully revised, updated, and reorganized, the second edition presents-comprehensive coverage of major topics in social gerontology, expands its treatment of health behavior, health care, families, caregiving, older workers, and retirement. It delivers new information on living environments, religious beliefs and practices; environmental threats; cross-cultural views of dementia; ageism in advertising; age-friendly communities; global immigration and cultural assimilation, and end-of-life caregiving, to name a few.The second edition also offers additional case studies, first-person narratives and focused essays to enhance core material and a greater number of non-Western contributors. The topical essays reflect changing mores and current issues affecting societies and the aging experience. Discussion questions conclude each chapter, and an Instructor's Manual and Power Point slides are available to instructors. Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents! New to the Second Edition: Expanded content on health beliefs and health behavior, religious belief and practice, environmental threats, housing and living environments, physical security, consumer control of health care, family life, and more Additional topics on global immigration and cultural assimilation, age portrayals in advertising, voluntarism, and the use of social media in caregiving. Abundant new and expanded essays New case studies and first-person narratives Many more non-western contributors Key Features: Delivers comprehensive coverage of major topics in gerontology Uses a unique comparative, cross-national perspective Authored by world-renowned aging scholars Includes case studies/essays/personal narratives to enliven core information Provides the most comprehensive demographic data on aging around the world
Prepare for a successful career in caring for geriatric populations! Williams' Basic Geriatric Nursing, 7th edition is an easy-to-read text which presents the theories and concepts of aging along with appropriate nursing interventions. This comprehensive book helps you understand the unique physiologic and psychosocial changes that affect the elderly adult. Threaded throughout this new edition are practical QSEN boxes and Nurse Alert features, which highlight safety, cultural considerations, health promotion, coordinated care, and home care specific to elderly patients. In addition, an online Study Guide, NCLEX (R)-PN review questions, and real-world clinical situation boxes help you to study for exams and apply concepts to practice. Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs. Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide, presented in a comprehensive PDF format on Evolve, reinforces your understanding. 10th grade reading level makes learning easier for you. Nursing Care Plans include Critical Thinking boxes to help you to assimilate and synthesize information. Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders. Cultural Considerations throughout text cover biocultural variations as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups so you can provide culturally competent care. Health Promotion and Patient Teaching boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions. Home Health Considerations boxes provide information on home health care for the older adult. NEW! QSEN boxes provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of care of the older adult. NEW! Nurse Alert feature emphasizes important safety and health promotion content specific to the elderly patient. NEW! Updated and expanded art program makes learning the material easier through clear and timely photographs and illustrations.
With a key theme for every week of the year, this resource contains extended multi-sensory reminiscence group session plans for older adults. Written by experienced occupational therapists, it provides detailed session plans for running successful and therapeutically-valuable activities within group sessions, from remembering school days to celebrating the natural wonders of the British Isles. Each plan has been developed to be suitable for people with a variety of abilities, including for those with dementia, and help to support memory, sensory function, confidence, communication, connection, as well as overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Activities range from cognitive activities such as word games, food tasting, music and poetry to group discussions. Session plans are accompanied by downloadable colour photographs and word cards to be used as tools for discussion.
The NICHE model demonstrates improved clinical outcomes, positive fiscal results, enhanced nursing competencies, community recognition, and greater patient, family, and staff satisfaction. This official guidebook to the NICHE model of care provides nurses with the knowledge and skills for delivering best practice in the care of older adults. Primarily hospital-based, NICHE currently has a network of over 600 national and international healthcare organizations. The NICHE model ensures that every adult age 65 and over receives care that promotes dignity, autonomy and function. Written by world-leading experts in gerontological nursing, this distinguished publication serves as the gold standard manual for nurses and all clinical care providers looking to provide optimal, evidence-based care to their older patients. As the leading nurse-driven program designed to address the complex needs of older adults, the NICHE model emphasizes the role of the nurse as a change agent and leader for effective program development, implementation of best practices, and formulation of healthcare policy. This model engages frontline practicing nurses and staff, providing the requisite knowledge and skills to work autonomously with full responsibility and authority in complex healthcare systems. Key Features: Reflects the best practices of the over 600 NICHE hospitals Features multiple case studies and exemplars Uses an interprofessional approach to care Draws on leading gerontological nursing experts nationally and internationally Highly relevant to a global audience This publication also serves as the policy, planning and implementation companion to Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, edited by Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FFAN et al
Readers will be able to gain knowledge of how to manage older people with difficult conditions and in different environments. Much of the work of the professionals in this area has changed as a result of NHS reforms, new practices, and patient demands.
The demographic and social structure of most industrialized and developing countries are changing rapidly as infant mortality is reduced and population life span has increased in dramatic ways. In particular, the oldest-old (85+) population has grown and will continue to grow. This segment of the population tends to suffer physical and cognitive decline, and little information is available to describe how their positive and negative distal experiences, habits, and intervening proximal environmental influences impact their well-being, and how social and health policies can help meet the unique challenges they face. Understanding Well-Being in the Oldest Old is the outcome of a four-day workshop attended by U.S. and Israeli scientists and funded by the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation to examine both novel and traditional paradigms that could extend our knowledge and understanding of the well-being of the oldest old. This volume engages social scientists in sharing methods of understanding, and thereby possibly improving, the quality of life of older populations, especially among the oldest old.
This contributed volume is based on the "European Core Competences Framework for health and social care professionals working with older people" (ECCF), developed and verified in a unique international cooperation between 26 universities and universities of applied sciences in 25 European countries, part of the European Later Life Active Network (ELLAN). In addition to the framework, the book outlines the necessary qualifications and describes the roles of professionals working with older people in health and social services. It explores healthy ageing for older people from different perspectives and describes the seven roles of health and social care professionals (Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Organizer, Health and Welfare Advocate, Scholar, and Professional), before going on to define 18 related competences and elaborating them in performance indicators. Beyond the ECCF, the book explains the widely used CanMED role model and puts forward theories to support a client centered and integrated approach on health and social care in order to change attitudes toward older clients and offer better care and support. It also provides health and social care professionals, for example nurses, allied health professionals and social workers with new contextual information and cultural awareness. It gives a voice to students by addressing selected perspectives for professional development. The book includes questions for reflective learning helping to make the book a vital practical instrument for use in the educational context throughout Europe. Europe's ageing populations represent a major challenge for both public health and social care systems. 18% of the population is 65 years old and over, and this proportion will increase in the coming years. As a result, more and more health and social care professionals will work with older people in different settings - at home, in the community, in hospitals or in long-term care settings. Older people, and especially the frail, face a host of interrelated issues, e.g. cognitive restrictions, functional restrictions, psychosocial problems, multimorbidity, polypharmacy and social isolation. These problems call for an integrated approach to health and social care, which this book supplies. It is intended for health and social care professionals, students and educators, for a better understanding of Europe's ageing society and of the impact on care and services. Furthermore, the ECCF offers educational institutes a unique resource for curriculum development, education, training and assessment.
Handbook Of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition Is A Comprehensive Guide For Geriatric Care Managers (Gcms) To Help Define Duties And Procedures While Providing Guidelines For Setting Up A Geriatric Care Practice. An Essential Teaching Tool, This New Edition Is An Easy-To-Use, Practical Guide That Gives Students The Foundation They Need To Receive A Certificate Or Degree In GCM. The Third Edition Has Been Completely Updated With Revised Chapters On Psychosocial Assessment, Functional Assessment, Ethnic And Cultural Assessment, And Writing A Geriatric Assessment. Also Included Throughout The Text For Additional Study Are Sample Forms, Sample Letters, And Case Examples.
The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new A-GNP certification exam, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions, drag and drop, EKG, and more challenging multiple choice questions. Also new to the third edition is information about non-clinical topics on the exam including research; culture, religion, and health practices; evidence-based medicine, epidemiology and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam-including answer key and rationale - increase the total number of questions to 740. Designed to help NP students boost their confidence through intensive study and high-quality questions, the third edition features a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the entire lifespan from pediatrics through geriatrics, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies on how to identify the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab findings, Benign Variants, Differential Diagnosis and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Tips that help to focus system study on key information. New to the Third Edition: Updated information reflecting the new A-GNP certification exam New test format questions used by AANC including photos of skin and eye conditions, drag and drop, EKG, and more complex multiple choice questions 100 new in-depth review questions for a total of 740 Differential Diagnosis in table format Additional information about non-clinical topics including culture, religion, and health practices, evidence-based medicine, and more Key Features: Provides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for study success developed by the author Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize and interpret test content Outlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Offers intensive pharmacology review
"Medication Management in Care of Older People" is an accessible introduction to medication management and its role in the management of older people and their medicines. It addresses key issues in medication management, evaluates professional roles and clinical practice initiatives and explores healthcare policy and prescribing initiatives.
This text explores the biology and neurobiology of ageing, pathological conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, medication errors, issues of concordance, long term conditions and the older person, the principles of applied pharmacology and its relationship to older people. "Medication Management in Care of Older People" will be of interest to health care professionals who either have an interest in medication management and older people, or who are qualified independent or supplementary prescribers, and will enable them to comprehend the principles of applied pharmacology and medication management to enable them to use this knowledge in their daily practice.Illustrates the current issues, concerns and approaches used to manage older people and their medicines. Builds on pertinent current policy and research initiatives including the NSF for Older People and 'Building a Safer NHS for Patients: the role of medication safety' Each chapter features case studies, learning outcomes and implications for practice
"I found this book to be interesting and highly relevant to OT practice. I would recommend this book as a learning resource to inform, review and support clinical therapy practice. Occupational Therapists could well appreciate many of the contributory factors relating to medication problems with Older People, using this resource could raise own standards, but also assist with reducing the negative impacts of medication issues on older people." - "Sarah Montgomery, A&E Occupational Therapist and Communications Officer, (COT Specialist Section Older People), London, UK"
As the environment of care continues to evolve to promote person-centredness, dignity, health, and wellbeing, for nurses working with older people, this can be challenging. Nursing Older People at a Glance is a timely publication which provides an overview of key concepts that nurses need to know in order to care for older people in a wide range of settings. Divided into six sections, it explores a range of themes such as person-centred care, health and wellbeing, health promotion, and the complexity of older people's care, encompassing mental wellbeing, diverse communities and learning disability. With a strong focus on dignity in care throughout, Nursing Older People at a Glance will readily equip undergraduate and post-qualification nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for older people in a competent and compassionate manner.
Compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care - and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care. Overview of age-related changes in structure and function included in all body system chapters. The most current standards and guidelines keep you in the know. Psychologic and sociocultural issues and aspects of older adult care integrated throughout the text. Critical thinking questions included at end of chapters. UNIQUE! Patient/Family Teaching boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. Health Promotion/Illness Prevention boxes provide tips to promote leading a healthy life. UNIQUE! Nutritional Consideration boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. Evidence-Based Practice boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. Cultural Awareness boxes highlight differences in how key concepts are understood or practiced in various cultures. Home Care boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. Key Points at end of chapters summarize the important concepts discussed in the chapter. EXPANDED! Increased focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. NEW! New nursing theories in chapter 2 provide a framework for gerontologic care. UPDATED! Up-to-date guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. UPDATED! Fall prevention updates help you better protect your patients. UPDATED! Updates on the challenges of caring for older adults with cognitive disorders ensure you are prepared. UPDATED! Updated chapters throughout reflect the current evidence to guide practice.
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