Winner of an "AJN" Book of the Year Award
Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 by "Choice "
"Well organized, extensively referenced, and illustrated with
figures/tables, this work represents a unique, multipurpose,
interdisciplinary approach to elder care...Highly recommended."
Based on the concept that vulnerability in the older populace
encompasses those who are at increased risk for physical and
psychosocial health problems, this book takes a closer look at
vulnerability and how it affects five specific populations within
the elderly: Those incarcerated in prisons The homeless Gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people Those who are HIV
positive or living with AIDS The frail
Both physical and psychosocial health care issues and needs are
addressed as well as interventions and resources that can be
implemented to care for these very specific populations and their
requirements for successful physical and mental health care. The
unique challenges of hospice care in prisons; the lack of services
that cater to homeless older people; and the overall attitude
towards helping elderly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
people are some of the increasingly important issues covered.
Unique features include:
The latest research and theoretical approaches are summarized to
give health professionals a concise picture of health care needs of
these older adults Themes of interdisciplinary approach to care,
cultural considerations, and neglect and abuse are integrated
throughout Strategies and resources for caring for older adults
with dementia are discussed for each vulnerable population
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