Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 3rd Edition

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

3rd Edition

By Theris A. Touhy, DNP, GCNS-BC, Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University; and Kathleen Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Gaithersburg, MD, USA


Section 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

1. Introduction to Healthy Aging

2. Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles

3. Communicating with Elders

4. Culture and Aging

5. Documentation for Optimal Care


Section 2: Changes of Aging

6. Theories and Physical Changes of Aging

7. Social, Psychological, Spiritual, and Cognitive Aspects of Aging

8. Nutritional Needs

9. Fluids and Continence

10. Rest, Sleep, and Activity

11. Promoting Healthy Skin and Feet

12. Maintaining Mobility and Environmental Safety

13. Assessment Tools in Gerontological Nursing

14. Safe Medication Use for Older Adults


Section 3: Coping with Chronic Disorders in Late life

15. Living with Chronic Illness

16. Pain and Comfort

17. Diabetes Mellitus

18. Bone and Joint Problems

19. Diseases Affecting Vision and Hearing

20. Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

21. Cognitive Impairment


Section 4: Caring for Elders and Their Caregivers

22. Economic and Legal Issues

23. Relationships, Roles, and Transitions

24. Mental Health and Wellness in Late Life

25. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death in Late Life

26. Care Across the Continuum