Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults
2nd Ed.
2019 © F. A. Davis Company
Evelyn Groenke Duffy DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP; Laurie Kennedy-Malone PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA; Lori Martin-Plank PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6661-0
eISBN-13: 978-0-8036-9479-8
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. You’ll be prepared for boards and for practice.

Key Features:

  • • Essential gerontological coverage perfect for Advanced Practice Nursing students
  • • 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.
  • • Evidence-based citations to support practice.
  • • “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

New to this Edition:

  • • Thoroughly reviewed, revised and expanded content throughout that reflects the advances in the field
  • • Polypharmacy chapter with coverage of anticholinergics, Beers criteria, stop/start tools for inappropriate medications, and medication reduction
  • • Content on chronic illness with coverage of chronic care management billing/coding and transitional care
  • • Changes in Aging chapter with content on atypical/altered presentations, geriatric syndromes, bimodal presentations of illness, and myasthenia gravis
  • • Content on health promotion with coverage of the annual Medicare exam, welcome to Medicare visit, and cholesterol treatment guidelines

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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)


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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