Patricia Tabloski’s Gerontological Nursing is a comprehensive, research-based text that will guide nursing students in their care of older patients. The text presents information related to normal and pathological changes of aging, with an emphasis on the critical information that nurses need for assessment, diagnosis, planning and evaluating care outcomes for their older clients. Bolstered by current research in nursing, medicine, sociology and psychology, this book combines information on medical-surgical care for older patients with issues facing the older population. It emphasizes both critical thinking and application of the nursing process to give students the confidence they need to provide the highest level of care.
UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE.
1. Principles of Gerontology.
2. Gerontological Nursing Issues.
3. Principles of Geriatrics.
UNIT II. CHALLENGES OF AGING AND THE CORNERSTONES OF EXCELLENCE IN NURSING CARE.
4. Cultural Diversity.
7. Psychological and Cognitive Function.
8. Sleep and the Older Adult.
9. Pain Management.
10. Violence and Elder Mistreatment.
11. Care of the Dying.
UNIT III. PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PRACTICE.
12. The Integument.
13. The Mouth/Oral Cavity.
14. Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, Smell.
15. Circulatory System.
16. Respiratory System.
17. Genitourinary and Renal System.
18. Musculoskeletal System and Joints.
19. The Endocrine System.
20. The Gastrointestinal System.
21. The Hematologic System.
22. The Nervous System.
23. The Immune System.
24. Multisystem Problems – Caring for Frail Elders with Co-Morbidities.