Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly

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9780826114099: Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly

This volume, like the first edition, is an important milestone in the field of gerontological nursing, reflecting the growing number of nurses actively involved in geriatric care and clinical research in hospitals.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition provides the collective thinking of experts who strive to ask and answer such key questions as: Who should receive advanced technological care? When should care stop? and Who determines vitality? The comprehensive coverage includes sound guidelines for nursing assessment and management; basic clinical issues with elderly populations; specialized practice protocols and advances; and lively discussion of social and policy issues. Essential reading for students, educators, and practitioners committed to quality care for the hospitalized elderly.

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Kristen S. Montgomery, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She earned her MSN from The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and her BSN from Oakland University. Dr. Montgomery is Co-Editor of Maternal Child Health Nursing Research Digest and Internet resources for Nurses, both of which received American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards.



Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor and Chair, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Foreman was formerly Professor and Associate Dean for Nursing Science Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. He has been actively engaged in efforts to improve the care of hospitalized older people for more than 30 years. He earned a diploma in nursing from the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Toledo, OH, a BSN from the University of Toledo, a MSN from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, and PhD in nursing science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Foreman also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UIC before joining the faculty. Foreman is known best for his research about delirium in hospitalized older people. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and the Institute of Medicine-Chicago, and has received numerous awards for his work including the Mary Opal Wolanin Award for Excellence in Gerontological Clinical Nursing Research, the Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award, and the Mosby-Cameo Nursing Research Award all for his work on delirium in hospitalized older people.

Mary F. Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean and Professor at the School of Nursing, Seattle University.



Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is The Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at New York University. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate from New York University. Dr. Fulmer joined the faculty of New York University in 1995 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the new Medical School curriculum and also serves as an attending in nursing at the NYU Langone Medical center. Her annual honors colloquium entitled "Comfort and Suffering," an interdisciplinary course in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Nursing, is highly subscribed. Dr. Fulmer's program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically, elder abuse and neglect. She served on the National Research Council's panel to review risk and prevalence of elder abuse and neglect and has published widely on this topic. She has received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America ,and the New York Academy of Medicine. She has served as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance geriatric measurement assessment panel and is currently on the Veteran's Administration Geriatrics and gerontology Advisory Committee. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fulmer was the first nurse elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as the president of the Gerontological Society of America. She is a trustee of Skidmore College, Bassett Hospital, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN,

is president of the John A. Hartford Foundation and leads its work to improve the health of older adults in the United States. Dr. Fulmer was previously university distinguished professor and dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University where she was also professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Previous to her role as dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Dr. Fulmer served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing and founding dean of the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing. Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics, and is best known for her research on elder abuse and neglect, which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research. Dr. Fulmer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and serves as the chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America. For 15 years, Dr. Fulmer served as the codirector of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU, which the foundation began supporting in 1996. She has also held faculty appointments at Boston College, Columbia University, Yale University, and the Harvard Division on Aging. Dr. Fulmer received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College, and her geriatric nurse practitioner postmaster’s certificate from NYU. She has received the status of fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

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