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.
New to this Edition:
"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.