Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 624 pages

Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions.

The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, new chapters, and clinical tools such as assessment tools recommended by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.

 

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Contents

Older Adults and Wellness
1
Understanding Realities About Older Adults
8
CHAPTER
11
Applying a Nursing Model for Promoting
19
CHAPTER
22
Theoretical Perspectives on Aging Well
29
Cognitive function 185
41
Perspectives on Culture and Diversity
48
Hearing 315
361
Functional Consequences Affecting Digestion and Nutrition
373
Planning for Wellness Outcomes
380
CHAPTER 19
390
Nursing Assessment of Urinary Function
400
Functional Assessment 95
412
AgeRelated Changes That Affect Respiratory Function
442
AgeRelated Changes That Affect Mobility and Safety
460

Nursing Considerations
61
Gerontological Nursing
62
The Transtheoretical Model of Health Promotion
70
CHAPTER 6
77
Paying for Health Care Services for Older Adults
87
Autonomy and Rights
147
Cultural Aspects of Legal and Ethical Issues
154
Functional Consequences Associated With Elder Abuse
164
Nursing Diagnosis
171
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
180
AgeRelated Changes Affecting Psychosocial
200
Nursing Interventions to Promote Healthy Psychosocial
212
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
221
Psychosocial Assessment Digestion 377
226
Overview of Psychosocial Assessment of Older Adults
227
Mental Status Assessment
233
Box 133 Guidelines for Assessing Physical Data 378
236
Decision Making and Executive Function
239
CHAPTER 7
245
Social Supports
251
Box 139 Guidelines for Assessing Social Cardiovascular Function in Older Adults 430
252
Impaired Cognitive Function Function 449
259
Sleep and Rest 511
273
Assessment of Health and Functioning 94
279
CHAPTER 15
292
Nursing Diagnosis
303
PART
310
Box 154 Guidelines for Assessing Suicide Risk 302 Musculoskeletal Function and Risks for Falls
472
Nursing Diagnosis
475
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
484
CHAPTER 20
487
CHAPTER 23
490
Functional Consequences Affecting Skin Wellness
496
Box 162 Guidelines for Assessing Hearing 323 Integument
498
Nursing Diagnosis
502
CHAPTER 14
509
AgeRelated Changes That Affect Thermoregulation
528
Cardiovascular Function 417
530
Planning for Wellness Outcomes
536
Pathologic Conditions Affecting Sexual Wellness
547
Nursing Interventions to Promote Healthy Sexual Function
554
PART 0
558
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
560
CHAPTER 17
563
Diverse Health Care Settings for Older
565
Caring for Older Adults Experiencing
577
Caring for Older Adults at the End of Life
592
Nursing Interventions in EndofLife Care
598
AgeRelated Variations in Laboratory
605
AgeRelated Changes That Affect Cardiovascular Function 417
609
Delirium 260
613
Vision 337
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