Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

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Elsevier Science and Technology
With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients' experience.
  • 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.


Book News
For nurses, faculty, and students, Touhy (nursing, Florida Atlantic U.) and Jett, a gerontological nurse practitioner, provide a textbook on evidence-based gerontological nursing that comes from a wellness perspective and discusses disease processes in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities. This edition contains information on roles in gerontological nursing, care across the continuum, cognitive changes in aging, genetic influences, spirituality, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, communication with older adults, and family relationships and caregiving. It contains content consistent with the AACN Older Adults: Recommended Competencies for Geriatric Nursing Care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the goals set forth by Healthy People 2010. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier Health
With a strong focus on health and wellness, this gerontological nursing text offers you a holistic perspective to caring for older adults. Designed to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible, this text identifies potential problems that may occur and the means to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and nursing responsibilities to help you gain an understanding of your clients' experience.

  • 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.


Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, [2010]
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780323057011
0323057012
Branch Call Number: 618.9702 TOUHY
Characteristics: x, 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Revised edition of: Gerontological nursing & healthy aging / Priscilla Ebersole [and others]. 2nd edition c2005

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