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Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging
Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging , 4th Edition
By Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP and Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC
Mar 11, 2013 ISBN: 9780323096065
Suggested retail price $68.95

Also available as a eBook
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Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text takes your students beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market.

  
  • UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging.
  • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies.
  • Focus on health and wellness helps students gain an understanding of the patient’s experience.
  • AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps students understand these important considerations in caring for older adults
  • NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
  • Content discussion organized according to Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs provides a consistent and logical approach to the presentation of material.
  • Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use.
  • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip students with the information they need to assess the patient.

Educator Resources on Evolve

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  • 500+ question test bank in ExamView format
  • PowerPoint lecture slides
  • Image collection
  • Resource lists for instructors and students
  • Suggested responses to text’s activities and discussion questions

Student Resources on Evolve

  • NCLEX exam review questions
  • Animations
  • Resource lists
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Part 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

  1. Introduction to healthy aging
  2. Gerontological nursing history, education, and roles
  3. Care across the continuum
  4. Culture and aging
  5. Theories of aging and physical changes
  6. Social, psychological, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging
  7. Part 2: Fundamentals of caring

  8. Assessment and documentation for optimal care
  9. Safe medication use
  10. Nutrition and Hydration
  11. Elimination
  12. Rest, sleep, and activity
  13. Promoting healthy skin and feet
  14. Promoting safety
  15. Part 3: Coping with chronic disorders in late life

  16. Living with chronic illness
  17. Pain and comfort
  18. Diseases affecting vision and hearing
  19. Metabolic disorders
  20. Bone and joint problems
  21. Cardiac and respiratory disorders
  22. Neurological disorders
  23. Cognitive impairment
  24. Mental health
  25. Part 4: Caring for elders and their caregivers

  26. Economic and legal issues
  27. Relationships, roles, and transitions
  28. Loss, death, and palliative care