Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 846 pages
Continuing advances in the science of nutrition and the study of infectious disease require that nutritionists be skilled in the behavioral sciences and social marketing in order to impact the preventable etiologies of obesity and chronic diseases. Add to that a new understanding of the social and environmental effects on health and illness that will further require nutritionists to expand their expertise and assume new roles in the generation of public policy affecting all areas of society. This important new book covers all aspects of developing and delivering nutrition related services in the community. Grounded in the science of nutrition, it offers simple, practical guidance and tools for nutritionists--whether working in clinical or public health venues--to develop and implement effective public nutrition programs. Each chapter begins with reader objectives and ends with "Points to Ponder" and a listing of helpful websites.

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Contents

Introduction to Gerontological Nursing
5
The Aging Population
29
Theories of Aging
57
Communication Competencies 3 4
85
Therapeutic Communication with Older Adults
121
Assessment Competencies 58 and Technical
141
Assessment of the Older Adult
265
Medications and Laboratory Values
293
Ethics Competencies 18 19
587
Human Diversity Competency 20
617
Global Health Care Health Care Systems
645
Unit Two Role Development
665
Alternative Health Modalities
683
DesignerManagerCoordinator of Care
701
Teaching Older Adults and Their Families
735
Member of a Profession Competency 30
751

Changes That Affect Independence in Later Life
321
Health Promotion Risk Reduction and Disease
355
Illness and Disease Management
389
Management of Common Problems
475
Information and Health Care Technologies
561
EndofLife Care
779
Future Trends in Gerontological Nursing
815
Index
829
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