Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3e

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9780323094429: Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3e

  • Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help you understand these important considerations when caring for older adults.
  • Healthy aging strategies maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Consistent chapter organization includes learning objectives, research, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use.
  • Incorporates assessment guidelines throughout provide useful tools for practice.
  • End-of-chapter activities and discussion questions help you expand your knowledge and understanding of the content.
  • Resource lists provide you with additional means to explore ways to care for the older adult.
  • Incorporates the core competencies identified by the AACN and the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
  • Healthy People 2010 boxes assist you in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
  • Expanded sexuality-related content includes older adults living with AIDS and STDs.
  • Genetics section reflects the emergence of the role of genetics in gerontological assessment.

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"The text is also well supported with a variety of student and academic resources, which can be accessed through the publisher’s website. Thus a particular strength of the book is that it can be used as the core component of a wide ranging and interactive learning experience. I consider this text valuable learning material for all nurses who work with older adults and I would particularly recommend it for undergraduate nursing students and postgraduate students specialising in the field." Nurse Education in Practice,November 2009

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