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Gerontological Care

1st Edition

By Claire Welford


64 pages

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Paperback: 9780273773689
pub: 2013-05-23
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As the world population ages and people live longer, nurses and healthcare workers, no matter what area they work in, will encounter older people. This pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound guide in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series aims to provide you with the basic but fundamental knowledge you will need to care for older people.

All you need to know on:

  • Ageism
  • Assessment
  • Core gerontology conditions
  • Care planning
  • End of life care

And much more…

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Ageism 3. Nursing Assessment for the Physiological Changes Associated with Ageing 4. Nursing Assessment for Elder Abuse 5. Nursing Assessment of Safety 6. Nursing Assessment of Nutritional Status 7. Geriatric Giants 8. Confusional Syndrome 9. Incontinence 10. Gait Disorders 11. Other Clinical Concerns for Older People 12. Pressure Ulcers 13. Medications and Older People 14. Cerebrovascular Accident 15. Approaches to Gerontological Care 16. Care Planning 17. Person Centred Care (PCC) in Nursing Homes 18. Care Planning Tips 19. End of Life Care

About the Author

Dr Claire Welford is a registered general nurse whose expertise is in gerontological nursing.

About the Series

Nursing and Health Survival Guides

These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.

Offering quick and easy access to selected survival guides, the Nursing and Health Survival Guide app is now available for your smartphone or tablet!

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / Gerontology