Gerontology: Nursing Care of the Older Adult

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Mildred O. Hogstel
Delmar Thomson Learning, Jan 1, 2001 - Medical - 616 pages
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Other adults are the fastest growing segment of our population and wil l require nurses and other health practitioners who are trained in the ir special needs. Here in this full color and highly illustrated text the reader will find a holistic approach to nursing care for the older population that addresses the physical, psychological, social and eco nomic influences on the older adults health. A strong foundation on th e normal aging process leads to sections on promoting health and welln ess among the elderly. Specialist practitioners discuss the most commo n health care problems of the elderly and their related nursing care. The reader will also learn the latest thinking on current topics such as the financial, legal, and ethical issues that older patients and th eir families face, the importance of becoming an advocate for excellen t elderly care, and meeting the special needs of diverse ethnic and cu ltural groups. (KEYWORDS: gerontology, nursing, holistic approach, alt ernative therapy)

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