This practical guide helps student and practicing nurses to understand the impact of their care when working with older people. With stories from older people who have had varied experiences of health care and nursing, chapters are underpinned by five key principles: providing patient-centered and dignified care, shared decision making involving family and friends, multi-disciplinary care, improving mental wellbeing through companionship and a sense of value, and an appreciation of both the challenges and rewards of working with older people.
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The volume shall be used to help nursing students and practising nurses to understand better how their care might impact positively on older people’s health and wellbeing. This situates the reader within the world as experienced by older people.
1. About this book
2. Thinking about the ageing population
3. Stories of older age
4. Risk taking and risk aversion
5. Staying healthy in older age
6. Common difficulties experienced by older people
7. Frailty and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
8. Living and dying in old age