Description : Compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care — and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care. Overview of age-related changes in structure and function included in all body system chapters. The most current standards and guidelines keep you in the know. Psychologic and sociocultural issues and aspects of older adult care integrated throughout the text. Critical thinking questions included at end of chapters. UNIQUE! Patient/Family Teaching boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. Health Promotion/Illness Prevention boxes provide tips to promote leading a healthy life. UNIQUE! Nutritional Consideration boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. Evidence-Based Practice boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. Cultural Awareness boxes highlight differences in how key concepts are understood or practiced in various cultures. Home Care boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. Key Points at end of chapters summarize the important concepts discussed in the chapter. EXPANDED! Increased focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. NEW! New nursing theories in chapter 2 provide a framework for gerontologic care. UPDATED! Up-to-date guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. UPDATED! Fall prevention updates help you better protect your patients. UPDATED! Updates on the challenges of caring for older adults with cognitive disorders ensure you are prepared. UPDATED! Updated chapters throughout reflect the current evidence to guide practice.
Description : Family Caregiving explores one of the most precious and fulfilling gifts of love that can be given to a family member or a friendand also one of the most difficult tasks to undertake. The difficulty increases in magnitude because many family caregivers have no formal medical training other than basic first aid. In most cases, all of their medical knowledge has come from their own life experiences with personal illnesses, accidents, and medications. In Family Caregiving, author Brett Lewis shares his insights and the bounty of information that he learned acting as a family caregiver for both his father and his close friend. He explains that even though caregiving is stressful, being prepared and knowledgeable can reduce stress levels and better position a family member for caregiving success. A caregiver should have a thorough understanding of the patients personal and family medical history, current symptoms, and medical conditions. It is critical to learn how to interact effectively with medical personnel; to become familiar with hospital/rehabilitation center processes and protocols; and to learn about basic medical terminology, equipment, and procedures. By sharing candid, real-world experiencesincluding his mistakesLewis provides a step-by-step guide that can enable the family caregiver to better navigate the journey of caregiving.
Description : The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.
Description : "Gerontologic Nursing" is best known for its comprehensive coverage of health promotion and basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues, as well as the most common medical-surgical problems associated with the older adult. The book follows a body systems organization similar to a medical-surgical nursing text.
Description : Offering strength, support, and sources of help, here is a compassionate, common-sense guide for the growing numbers of adults--spouses, children, and others--who must care for an older or chronically ill person.
Description : For adults, the frenetic pace, constant movement, and variety of cultural, social, and retail offerings of life in a big city can be as exhilarating as a day at Disneyland. But, for an unprepared parent, those very same attributes can make raising small children in the city as jarring as a ride on Magic Mountain. Fortunately, family life in an urban setting can be a stimulating and enriching experience, just as long as parents are armed with the information they need to navigate the unique waters of city life and kids. THE CITY PARENT HANDBOOK: The Complete Guide to the Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Raising Young Kids in the City (A Rodale Trade Paperback Original; Publication Date: September 1, 2004; Price: $17.95) by Kathy Bishop and Julia Whitehead is a practical advice book, reference guide, and survival manual all rolled into one. Written with insight and humor by two New York City mothers, it provides invaluable information from a slew of experts across the country as well as insider tips that can come only from those who have been there. Geared to people just considering raising kids in a city as well as to parents who already shiver with night sweats over how to get in to that great city school or whether they will be evicted because their tots are being, well tots, it provides the city spin on a plethora of child-rearing topics. Starting with finding the right neighborhood for raising little ones, authors Bishop and Whitehead walk readers through virtually every imaginable aspect of child rearing in urban areas. Part One deals with the all-important basics: the fundamentals of family apartment living; staying sane in small spaces; handling those urban health hazards and safety issues; and the nuances of city childcare. Part Two takes the reader out and about, providing a primer on playgrounds; ways to help kids connect with nature and fitness when open spaces are in short supply (of course, it includes a list of the best city pets); tactics on getting around with kids in tow-from strollers to breastfeeding-on-the-go; ideas for making the most of city culture and all things entertainment, including museums, performing arts, theatre, ethnic celebrations and dining out. And it deals with the psychosocial impacts a city can have on even the youngest children, giving advice on how to turn the potential negatives of city exposure - jadedness, rudeness, intolerance - into the character-forming experiences you always hoped to offer your child. Part three focuses on education, providing ground rules valuable to any parent dealing with the urban education conundrum, a solid digest of the basics of private and public city systems and actions the smart city parent should take to obtain a great education for their child. Throughout THE CITY PARENT HANDBOOK are helpful "City Savvy Tips," "City Parent Rules," "Urban A-Lists," and "City Wise Warnings," which deliver constructive, real-life suggestions and information including: ̈ The four rules for choosing the best city neighborhood for your family ̈ Ten must-haves for making the most of storage in cramped quarters ̈ How and why you must talk the ER talk with your pediatrician ̈ Why urban lead is more of a problem than you may have thought, and the easy steps you can take to protect your child against poisoning ̈ Three critical rules for negotiating traffic with children, and the stupid but common traffic moves that need to be avoided at all costs ̈ Potentially lifesaving lessons to teach children and caregivers about fire safety ̈ Why city caregiving is different and what you need to know to make it work (questions you should ask during interviews, how to work with a nanny who doesn't speak your language, where to find the best caregiving for your family and how to make sure everyone flourishes). ̈ What private school admissions directors look for when deciding whether to admit your child and the common mistakes parents make that eliminate their child from consideration Once equipped with the salient facts and information, city parents will be prepared for the challenges inherent in urban life and able to take full advantage of all that cities have to offer their children. THE CITY PARENT HANDBOOK is required reading for urban moms and dads who want to rear happy, healthy and well-adjusted kids without moving to the suburbs.
Description : In addition to comprehensive coverage of all standard topics in psychiatric nursing, the New Edition of this groundbreaking text offers unparalleled insights into the human side of mental illness. It enables readers to empathize with psychiatric patients and treat them with dignity and understanding. A unique, holistic approach prepares readers to care for all of their patients' needs physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.This second edition contains new, one-of-a-kind appendices on patient/family teaching and spiritual interventions, clinical practice guidelines for home care, testimonials from mental health nurses in a full range of settings, new, full-color brain scan images that depict visible differences in the brains of patients with certain mental illnesses, and much more.
Description : Provides information about end-of-life perspectives and the medical management of symptoms that can occur as death draws near.