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
9
Applying a Nursing Model for Promoting
19
Assessing and Addressing Driving Safety 103
21
CHAPTER
22
Theoretical Perspectives on Aging Well
29
Perspectives on Culture and Diversity
48
Box 139 Guidelines for Assessing Social
252
Delirium
259
Sleep and Rest 511
273
Assessment of Health and Functioning 94
279
Nursing Diagnosis
303
PART 4
310
Tinnitus 320
360
Functional Consequences Affecting Digestion and Nutrition
373

Nursing Considerations for Older Adults
61
Gerontological Nursing
62
The Transtheoretical Model of Health Promotion
70
Diverse Health Care Settings for Older
77
Development of a Continuum of Care for Older Adults
78
Paying for Health Care Services for Older Adults
87
Assessment of Health and Functioning
94
Box 71 Criteria for Assessing Activities of Daily
100
CHAPTER 3
109
Medications and Other Bioactive
112
Box 87 Guidelines for Medication Assessment
133
Legal and Ethical Concerns
147
Cultural Aspects of Legal and Ethical Issues
154
Elder Abuse and Neglect
159
Functional Consequences Associated With Elder Abuse
164
Urinary Function
168
Nursing Diagnosis
171
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
180
Promoting Wellness in Psychosocial Function
185
Psychosocial Function
200
Nursing Interventions to Promote Healthy Psychosocial
212
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
221
Psychosocial Assessment
226
Overview of Psychosocial Assessment of Older Adults
227
Mental Status Assessment
233
Box 133 Guidelines for Assessing Physical
236
Decision Making and Executive Function
239
CHAPTER 7
245
Social Supports
251
Planning for Wellness Outcomes
380
CHAPTER 19
390
Nursing Assessment of Urinary Function
400
Functional Assessment 95
412
CHAPTER 17
417
Box 202 Guidelines for Assessing Blood Pressure
426
CHAPTER 20
460
Box 223 Guidelines for Assessing Overall
472
Nursing Diagnosis
475
Hearing
480
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
484
3
490
Functional Consequences Affecting Skin Wellness
496
Nursing Diagnosis
502
CHAPTER 14
509
Cardiovascular Function 417
530
Planning for Wellness Outcomes
536
Pathologic Conditions Affecting Sexual Wellness
547
Nursing Interventions to Promote Healthy Sexual Function
554
Evaluating Effectiveness of Nursing Interventions
562
CHAPTER 29
592
Nursing Interventions in EndofLife Care
598
Caring for Older Adults During Illness 565
605
How Can We Live Long and Well? 29
607
AgeRelated Changes That Affect Cardiovascular Function 417
609
Delirium 260
613
Vision 337
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