Prepare your students for successful gerontological practice! Focusing on the content that students need to know for effective practice, this text offers engaging, evidence-based coverage of the aging process, factors contributing 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. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NINTH EDITION - Concept Mastery Alerts improve students? understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Lippincott?s Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU. - Consider This Case, Bringing Research to Life, Practice Realities, and Critical Thinking Exercises make concepts come alive and show students how the concepts they are learning are applied in real-life contexts. - In-text learning aids?including bolded key terms, communication tips, points to ponder, key concepts, and chapter summaries?help students master important material. - Nursing Diagnosis Highlights provide overviews of common diagnoses, covering causes to interventions in an easy-to-understand manner. - Nursing Care Plans outline diagnosis, goal, and action for selected health conditions, giving students practical models for effective health care planning - Assessment Guides walk students through general observation, the history-taking interview, and the physical examination. To develop highly capable nurses and promote sound clinical reasoning skills, the ninth edition is supported by Wolters Kluwer?s suite of best-in-class digital solutions, including prepU (adaptive quizzing), DocuCare (educational EHR software), and vSim (realistic virtual simulations co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, which are based on the NLN ACE.S Unfolding Cases). KEY FEATURES Hallmark Key Features: - Diagnosis Highlights: Provide an overview of common diagnosis, covering cause to interventions - helping students see important information. - Nursing Care plans: Outlining diagnosis, goal and action for selected health condition - showing students proper patient care planning. - Assessment Guides: Describing assessment of specific issues - outlining components, interview, and examination - teaching students assessment methods. Key Revisions and Update: End of Chapter Additions: - New: Concept Mastery Alerts point out areas that are challenging to students. - New: Chapter Summaries show key points in the chapter. - New: Communication Tip icons highlight where communication content is in text. - New: Bolded "Terms to Know" at start of chapter are bolded throughout the chapter. - New: Art Program - Updated: Case Studies
Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults offers a comprehensive wellness approach in caring for older adults that deals with both the physiological and the psychosocial aspects of ageing. This how-to-guide provides nursing students with learning materials to assist them with developing their knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that are aligned with olde-rperson-centred care and which emphasise wellness outcomes and support healthy ageing. The second edition has 29 chapters, organised into five parts. Chapters in Parts 1 and 2 introduce topics relevant to ageing, wellness, older adults, and the role of nurses in promoting wellness in older adults. Chapters in Parts 3 and 4 are organised around the Functional Consequences Theory of Nursing Older Adults, so each facet of physiological or psycho-social function is presented according to age-related changes, risk factors, functional consequences, nursing assessment, nursing issues, wellness outcomes, nursing interventions and the evaluation of nursing care. The three chapters in Part 5 help nurses provide holistic care for older adults during illness. Features: -Learning objectives, key points and theory illustrations at the start of each chapter help identify important content. - Unfolding case studies provide real-life examples of the effects of age-related changes and risk factors, while thinking points help students to apply the chapter content to the case example. -Critical thinking exercises help students to gain insight and develop problem-solving skills. -Evidence-based practice boxes summarise guidelines for research-based care of older adults. - A student's perspective provides stories to illustrate the application of wellness concepts in clinical practice. - A nurse's perspective promotes students' understanding by providing insights into the roles of nurses who work with older adults. - Cultural considerations and diversity notes help to identify cultural differences that may influence the nurse's approach to a patient, resident or client. - Assessment and interventions boxes provide guides for assessment and and nursing interventions.
This text covers the theory and practice of wellness-oriented gerontological nursing, addressing both physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging. Organized around the author's unique Functional Consequences Theory, the book explores age-related changes as well as the risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning. Key features include: -NEW! Technology to Promote Wellness in Older Adults boxes describe examples of technology-based interventions that can be effective for promoting wellness for older adults. -NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) material, which is found in boxes or is highlighted with orange bars in the margins, indicates the responsibilities of nurses to collaborate with other professionals and paraprofessionals in health care and community-based settings when caring for older adults. -NEW! Global Perspective boxes provide examples of the various ways in which health care professionals in other countries provide care for older adults. -NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, are an engaging way to begin meaningful conversations in the classroom. These vignettes, which open each unit, feature patients from Wolters Kluwer's vSim for Nursing | Gerontology (co-developed with Laerdal Medical) and DocuCare products; however, each Unfolding Patient Story in the book stands alone, not requiring purchase of these products. For your convenience, a list of these case studies, along with their location in the book, appears in the "Case Studies in This Book" section later in this frontmatter. -NEW! Transitional Care Unfolding Case Studies, which unfold across Chapters 27 through 29, to illustrate ways in which nurses can provide effective transitional care to an older adult whose progressively worsening condition requires that her needs be met in several settings. For your convenience, a list of these case studies, along with their location in the book, appears in the "Case Studies in This Book" section later in this frontmatter. -Updated unfolding case studies illustrate common experiences of older adults as they progress from young-old to old-old and are affected by combinations of age-related changes and risk factors. -Evidence-based information is threaded through the content and summarized in boxes in clinically oriented chapters. -Assessment and intervention guidelines help nurses identify and address factors that affect the functioning and quality of life of older adults. -Nursing interventions focus on teaching older adults and their caregivers about actions they can take to promote wellness. -Case studies include content on transitional care, interprofessional collaboration, and QSEN