Nursing Care of Older Adults: Theory and Practice

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Lippincott, Jan 1, 1999 - Geriatric nursing - 724 pages
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Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color.

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

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Aging
18
The Challenge for Gerontological
24
Chapter Summary
30
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About the author (1999)

This is the third fiction contemporary romance novel by Carol A. Miller featuring the escapades of Carrie Moretti Malone. Carol owned and operated a successful full-service interior design business, consulted for many years, and left her imprint on Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of commercial and residential projects regionally and nationally. Carol is following her second passion to write and publish-a fourth novel in the series is underway. Other books by the author: The Master of Plans, The Master of Plans Part II, Maurice the Mole (Can You Guess Series). Carol is an award winning author for The Master of Plans sponsored by the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards romance 2004 and for Maurice the Mole 2006.

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