Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults emphasises health promotion in relation to the physiological and psychosocial aspects of aging. The functional consequences theory, which looks at how normal age-related changes and risk factors intersect to impact functioning in older adults, forms the framework for the book. Assessment boxes summarise questions and techniques used to assess various aspects of the older adult's functioning. Intervention boxes contain practical suggestions for maximising function and promoting health. Other features include progressive case studies; lists of organisations to contact for additional information and for patient/client teaching tools; culture boxes and diversity notes, which highlight culture, race, and gender differences; and critical thinking exercises.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Older Adults: An IntroductionPart 2. Gerontological NursingPart 3. Psychosocial Aspects of FunctionPart 4. Physiologic Aspects of FunctionPart 5. Medication ManagementPart 6. Impaired Psychosocial Function in Older Adult