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Author Bowles, Donna, author

Title Gerontology nursing case studies : 100+ narratives for learning / Donna J. Bowles
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2015]
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Contents Political, ethical, and legal issues of older adults -- Loss and end-of-life issues -- Mistreatment of older adults -- Depression, addiction, and suicide -- Individual and family dynamics -- Sexuality -- The aging sensory system -- Integumentary disorders and infectious disease of the elderly -- The aging musculoskeletal system -- The aging neurological system -- The aging cardiovascular system -- The aging pulmonary system -- The aging endocrine system -- The aging genitourinary system -- Nutrition and the aging gastrointestinal system -- Cancer in the older adult -- Cognitive impairment in the older adult -- Cultural diversity -- Pain management in the older adult -- Sleep disturbances in the older adult -- Aging issues affecting the family
Summary This highly praised text for nursing students, now in its second edition, presents nearly 110 interactive geriatric health case studies depicting a vast range of realistic scenarios-physical, mental, and psychosocial--that may present to nurses who work with aging adults. With exercises that reinforce learning, each case study reflects a holistic approach, encompassing mind, body, and spirit, to the presented problem. The second edition features several new cases and thoroughly updated cases from the first edition that include new health guidelines, new health promotion criteria, web links,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed April 15, 2015)
Subject Geriatric nursing -- Case studies.
Older people -- Medical care -- Case studies.
Geriatric Nursing -- methods.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826194052 (electronic bk.)
9780826194053 (electronic bk.)