The book Gerontological Nursing is written by Charlotte Eliopoulos. Whether they know it or not, most nurses today are doing some form of gerontological nursing. Hospitals serve a growing number of older adults whose age-related changes, multiple diagnoses, and psychosocial complexities present many challenges. Settings that provide long-term care are expanding beyond the nursing home. More older adults remain in the community and present new demands or nursing services to be provided in an innovative way. A growing number of older people head multigenerational households and care for younger family members, bringing them into contact with nurses in specialties beyond geriatrics.
Older people not only have a greater presence in various specialties but are also presenting new challenges. They are better informed about their health conditions and expect to have explanations for treatment decisions. Many are using complementary and alternative therapies and want approaches that integrate these therapies into conventional care. They not only want their illnesses to be controlled, but also they want to improve their function so that they can enjoy an active and meaningful life. They can make decisions
to lose the treatments that can extend the quantity of life for those that offer the freedom to enjoy a high quality of life for the time that remains. Such challenges demand that nurses not only be knowledgeable about aging and geriatric care but also adept at assessing what is important to the older person and providing care that addresses the whole person. Indeed, it is an exciting time to be a gerontological nurse!
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Overview of Gerontological Nursing
Focusing on the content students need to know for effective practice, this text offers engaging, evidence-based coverage of the aging process, the factors that contribute to healthy aging, and unique aspects of disease presentation and management in older adults. . Updated to help students meet the challenges of this increasingly diverse population, the ninth edition retains its acclaimed holistic approach through insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care.
|Book Name||Gerontological Nursing|
|Author of Book||Charlotte Eliopoulos|