Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults
3rd Ed.
2023 © F. A. Davis Company
Laurie Kennedy-Malone PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA; Evelyn Duffy DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
ISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4525-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4835-6
Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Geriatric Medicine


Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults!

Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum, including acute, primary, and long-term care.

From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. With information on healthy aging, comprehensive geriatric assessment, and common symptoms and illnesses that present in older adults, this text serves as a guide for students preparing for boards, as well as a reliable source of information for practicing nurses.

Key Features:

  • • Essential gerontological coverage — perfect for Advanced Practice Nursing students and practitioners
  • • A focus on caring for the older adult along the wellness-illness continuum and how to help this population maintain wellness and independence
  • • Body systems chapters covering common disorders in the older adult
  • • Coverage of psychosocial issues that can affect the health and wellness of the older adult, family, and society.
  • • Polypharmacy information to guide you through the complexity of prescribing for older adults taking multiple medications
  • • “Signal Symptoms” feature to help you quickly target potential differential diagnoses
  • • Consistent presentation of symptoms and syndromes and diseases and disorders to make reference easy
  • • Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT), a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature which provides a direct reference to evidence-based practice recommendations for clinicians to consider in the care of older adults
  • • In-text case studies to provide further practice and review
  • • Evidence-based citations to support practice

New to this Edition:

  • • Expanded, Revised & Updated! Thoroughly updated to reflect the art and the science of care of the older adult as well as the newest evidence and changes in health care
  • • Expanded! Coverage of approximately 20 new disorders
  • • New Chapter! Settings of Care
  • • New Chapter Online! Infectious Disease, with coverage of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, and more
  • • New! Coverage of LGBTQ+ and transgender issues in Chapter 2

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an in-depth resource for nursing education on the care of older adults. The updated edition adds chapters on polypharmacy, labs, and end-of-life concerns to assist in the continuum of nursing care. With the growing population of aging adults, this book could be considered a benefit for nursing programs."

-- Melody Schrock, BSN (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) - previous edition.


The intended audience is advanced practice nursing students, but the book also could be helpful to those seeking a career in gerontological nursing as a primary field. The authors are professors at a collegiate level.

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