1st Edition

Gerontological Care

By Claire Welford Copyright 2013

    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...

    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


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