Geriatric Nursing: Growth of a Specialty

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Springer Publishing Company, Feb 1, 2006 - Medical - 320 pages
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"Those who are interested in the care of older individuals will find this book thoughtful, exciting, and useful...Highly recommended."


Learn the history of the development of geriatric nursing as a specialty, as well as the current state of geriatric nursing, from the stories of pioneers in this field. Through the history of those who laid the foundations for the profession to the geriatric nurse leaders who continue the specialty today, see first-hand how geriatric nursing began, evolved, and continues to flourish.

    Covering the scope of the specialty:

    • How to become a geriatric nurse
    • Geriatric nursing organizations and publications
    • Standards of practice
    • Certification and licensure
    • Future directions

    This text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse.


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Chapter 1 History and Development of Geriatric Nursing
Chapter 2 Geriatric Nurse Pioneers and Their Contributions
The Second Generation
Chapter 4 Geriatric Nurse Leaders Today
Chapter 5 Recognition of Geriatric Care as a Specialty Practice
Chapter 6 Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Affiliates
Chapter 7 Educational Programs and Publications for Geriatric and Gerontological Nurses
Chapter 8 Nursing Research and Geriatric Care
Chapter 9 Elements of Attracting Nurses to the Field
Possibilities and Opportunities
Web Sites of Interest to Geriatric Nurses

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Priscilla Ebersole, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been involved in geriatric/gerontologic nursing for 35 years. She has written, with coauthors, nin textbooks on geriatric nursing. She is a professor emerita, retired from San Francisco State University School of Nursing in 1995. From 1981 to 1984 she acted as field director of the geriatric nurse practitioner project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the Mountain States Health Corporation in Boise. In 1987 she was named Educator of the Year by the American College of Health Care Administration. In 1988, Dr. Ebersole was a visiting professor at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where she occupied the Florence Cellar endowed gerontologic nursing chair. In 1997, Dr. Ebersole was inducted into the Hall of Fame at San Francisco State University. From 1991 until January 2006 she was the editor of the "Geriatric Nursing Journal".

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