Gerontology For The Health Care Professional

Author: Loyola Marymount University Dennis G Zill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284030539
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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for health care students and professionals. Written by experts across many health professions, Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic view on the aging process. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging and instills an appreciation for the multidimensional aspects of aging for those who are working with and caring for elderly patients or clients. Each chapter includes objectives, chapter outlines, cast studies, multiple-choice review questions, and learning activities. The Third Edition begins with chapters on different aspects of the aging process. Later chapters explore various issues that are of primary importance to the older population. This comprehensive, accessible text concludes with the future concerns of an aging society. There is also an epilogue encouraging all health care professionals to embrace patient or client advocacy, especially for older adults. New to the Third Edition Chapter on dental issues: An Oral Perspective on Healthy Aging and Prevention for the Older Adult More Case Studies New Test Bank New Epilogue More information on policy and legislative issues, patient advocacy, ethics, elder abuse, cultural issues, communication issues, and social theories of aging Updated information, statistics, and census data Expand dementia section to include comparing and contrasting delirium and dementia, and including more about different types of dementia such as Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinsonian Dementia Expanded information on sleep disorders and continence Expanded medication therapy management services section including Beers list, new drugs, and links to up-to-date medication information Latest information on obesity More information on sexuality for institutionalized adults, universal design in the community (elder friendly cities), technology to promote independence, and international data including examples of old age care from around the world INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor s Manual, Answer Key, Discussion Questions STUDENT RESOURCES Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles, Matching Exercises, Glossary, Flashcards, Web Link"

Fundamentals Of Geriatrics For Health Professionals

Author: Jodi L. Teitelman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313262258
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This book provides the first centralized source of basic information on geriatrics for a multidisciplinary range of health professionals. The annotations found in this volume are written clearly and concisely so that the reader can quickly grasp the essence of each reference. Organized in two sections, resources for individual health care disciplines are identified, followed by resources in health care issues that cut across all disciplines. Each chapter has been compiled by individuals experienced in geriatrics education and practice in their respective discipline or content area.

Ethical Patient Care

Author: Mathy Doval Mezey
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801867705
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The delivery of good medical care often involves professionals from various disciplines working together. Interdisciplinary health care teams can be especially valuable in managing patients with complex medical and social needs, such as older persons in hospital, community, or home settings. Such teams, however, can also complicate or even create problems because of their diverse views and responsibilities. Ethical Patient Care: A Casebook for Geriatric Health Care Teams is designed to teach effective and responsible group decision making to clinicians working in teams to treat older patients. The editors use the case study method to present ethical dilemmas that team members encounter in the management of geriatric patients. Patients with multiple chronic conditions so often require the care of more than one medical specialist, and in the introductory chapters the editors suggest ways to resolve conflicts among patients, health care professionals, and the institutions that support them, including hospitals, HMOs, insurance companies, and the government. The book is then divided into four sections, each dealing with one angle of the team-care picture. The first section treats the diverse ethical imperatives of various professionals, conflicts among disciplinary approaches, and and varying attitudes toward end-of-life- decision making. Section two focuses on the patient and covers patient confidentiality, family decisionmaking and interaction with the healthcare team, issues of patient and team nonadherence to the care plan, and elder abuse and neglect. Section three examines the emerging difficulties of decentralized health care in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and the home, including clinician accountability and how ethical dilemmas differ across settings. Section four discusses the problems arising from the increasing responsibility of clinicians to manage costs and serve the interests of hospitals and insurers. Ethical Patient Care is a valuable resource for bioethicists, gerontologists, and the physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists who care for aging persons.

Managing Geriatric Health Services

Author: Alice McDonnell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604609
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Managing Geriatric Health Services provides an overview of the many disciplines related to geriatric health administration as well as specialty topics in long-term care. Ideal for students studying geriatric health services administration, as well as active professionals currently working in the field, Managing Geriatric Health Services thoroughly examines core topics such as administration, nursing, and rehabilitative therapies. It also covers specialty topics, including spirituality, dementia, quality assurance, oral history, and ethical issues. This text examines the various jobs within the continuum of care from an administrative and management standpoint, and also looks at the various roles or disciplines within long-term care and the specific challenges to each. With contributions from experienced professionals in the field, this book includes an entire section of interdisciplinary case study examples and reflection exercises. Individual chapters include learning objectives, key terms, chapter-specific case studies, and chapter summaries, Key Features: • Discussion questions in each chapter engage the reader in learning and understanding the topics presented. • Interdisciplinary case studies allow the reader to see the practical application of the concepts presented. • Chapters are supported by current research from prominent experts in the field. • A unique chapter on Oral Histories explores the aging process and the value of reminiscing. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint LEcture Slides, Test Bank

The Gerontology Nurse S Guide To The Community Based Health Network

Author: Brenda Bonham Howe
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826127010
Size: 58.32 MB
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Comprehensive and organized for quick access to information, this clinical guide encompasses the broad network of community health resources available and describes how to access them on behalf of geriatric patients and clients.

Handbook Of Research On Geriatric Health Treatment And Care

Author: Prasad, Barre Vijaya
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522534814
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Mental and physical disorders are common in old age but frequently remain undetected and untreated. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms of these disorders is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients. The Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care provides emerging research on promoting health in older adults by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities. By highlighting topics such as alternative treatment, clinical diagnosis, and positive psychology, this publication explores the methods and approaches of identifying and diagnosing epidemiological factors that contribute to geriatric health issues. This book is an important resource for healthcare professionals, academicians, medical practitioners, researchers, and students seeking current research on the methods and strategies for maintaining healthy and successful care for the elderly.

Retooling For An Aging America

Author: Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309115876
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As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs. Retooling for an Aging America calls for bold initiatives starting immediately to train all health care providers in the basics of geriatric care and to prepare family members and other informal caregivers, who currently receive little or no training in how to tend to their aging loved ones. The book also recommends that Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans pay higher rates to boost recruitment and retention of geriatric specialists and care aides. Educators and health professional groups can use Retooling for an Aging America to institute or increase formal education and training in geriatrics. Consumer groups can use the book to advocate for improving the care for older adults. Health care professional and occupational groups can use it to improve the quality of health care jobs.

Gerontology

Author: Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109667
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This newest edition of a core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters to further enrich the ìgerontological imagination,î and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Academically rigorous yet clear and accessible, the text provides the most current findings from leading gerontological researchers and practitioners. New and updated chapters examine biology, exercise science/nutrition, communication science, geriatric medicine and nursing, demography, anthropology, economics, human development, psychology, political science, sociology, social work, and law, to provide broadly drawn perspectives on the study of aging. Special emphasis is placed on current challenges regarding policy and service delivery in the face of fiscal uncertainty. Additionally, this new edition covers international outlooks on aging given the increasing influence of globalization on individual lives. By interweaving knowledge from a broad range of disciplines, Wilmoth and Ferraro have created a comprehensive picture of gerontology today that will enhance course instruction and provide a new window into the future of the discipline. New chapters address: Geriatric medicine and nursing Communication disorders and aging International and cross-cultural perspectives on aging Public policy and the needs of diverse aging populations Geriatric social work Legal perspectives on aging Key Features: Interweaves current gerontological research and ideas from multiple disciplines Addresses biology, psychology, human development, sociology, and economics as they relate to gerontology Presents additional disciplinary perspectives including exercise science/nutrition, communication science, geriatric medicine and nursing, demography, anthropology, political science, social work, and law. Includes Ferraroís classic chapter on ìThe Gerontological Imaginationî

Sensorineural Hearing Loss New Insights For The Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464908109
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Sensorineural Hearing Loss: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Sensorineural Hearing Loss in a compact format. The editors have built Sensorineural Hearing Loss: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sensorineural Hearing Loss in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Sensorineural Hearing Loss: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Gerontological Nursing Care

Author: Shirley Rose Tyson
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721650098
Size: 24.20 MB
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Gerontological Nursing Care is ideal as a textbook...or as a reference book. Nineteen prominent leaders in the gerontological nursing community thoroughly address the nursing care needs of older adults in a positive, compassionate manner that promotes wellness. They examine a full range of key issues including spirituality, cultural diversity, sexuality, polypharmacy, falls and other safety problems, sensory alterations, immunologic concerns, Alzheimer's disease, caregiver stress, professional stress, and homelessness. And, a compelling photography program supports the humanistic focus. Concise and easy to read, Gerontological Nursing Care supports a holistic, humanistic approach to the care of older patients from diverse cultural backgrounds in a full range of care settings.