Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing, 3rd Edition
Concepts and Practice
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Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive, research-based information on nursing care of older adults. Beginning with the basics, the text uses a systems approach to describe the aging process from wellness to illness. It also describes physiological and psychological aspects of aging in detail, as well as assessment and practice in all settings using the nursing process.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Competencies and Roles in Gerontological Nursing section focuses on the process that nurses, especially clinical nurse specialists, use to impact gerontological nursing care.
- Nursing care plans provide the practitioner with nursing care scenarios applied to clinical practice.
- Expanded content on functional assessment, including addressing communication issues, both verbal and non-verbal, alerts the reader to vital issues that may affect the patient's plan of care.
- Color insert visually complements material on the integumentary section as it illustrates some of the major integumentary conditions affecting the gerontologic population.
- Reflections boxes written by experts across different nursing fields share personal experiences related to the chapters' content.
- Toward Better Health boxes provide key considerations for promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Assessment boxes emphasize specific physical tests and observations to make when assessing a patient.
- Age-Related Changes boxes detail the ways in which particular body systems are affected by the aging process.
- New chapters on End of Life Care, Evidence-Based Practice, and Assisted Living Care give the reader a more comprehensive look at gerontological nursing care.
- Each chapter incorporates a research and theory-based approach to the aging process.
- Content is comprehensive and focuses on caring for the older adult.
- The text examines the differences between normal aging conditions and clinical problems/conditions.
By Adrianne Dill Linton, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX; and Helen Lach, PhD, RN, CS, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO