Geriatric Nursing: Growth of a Specialty

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Springer Publishing Company, Feb 1, 2006 - Medical - 320 pages
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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006 by CHOICE

"Those who are interested in the care of older individuals will find this book thoughtful, exciting, and useful...Highly recommended."

--CHOICE

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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Contents

Chapter 1 History and Development of Geriatric Nursing
1
Chapter 2 Geriatric Nurse Pioneers and Their Contributions
27
The Second Generation
101
Chapter 4 Geriatric Nurse Leaders Today
155
Chapter 5 Recognition of Geriatric Care as a Specialty Practice
175
Chapter 6 Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Affiliates
185
Chapter 7 Educational Programs and Publications for Geriatric and Gerontological Nurses
207
Chapter 8 Nursing Research and Geriatric Care
229
Chapter 9 Elements of Attracting Nurses to the Field
249
Possibilities and Opportunities
257
Web Sites of Interest to Geriatric Nurses
275
References
277
Index
295
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