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Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 4th Edition


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Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market.

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New to This Edition

    • UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging.
    • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies.
    • NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Key Features

    • Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience.
    • AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout.
    • Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
    • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults
    • Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use.
    • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient.

Published Reviews

    "The text is also well supported with a variety of student and academic resources, which can be accessed through the publisher’s website. Thus a particular strength of the book is that it can be used as the core component of a wide ranging and interactive learning experience. I consider this text valuable learning material for all nurses who work with older adults and I would particularly recommend it for undergraduate nursing students and postgraduate students specialising in the field." Nurse Education in Practice,November 2009

Author Information

    By Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida and Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

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Ebersole and Hess
  • Paperback
  • 496 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09606-5
  • Copyright: 2014