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

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

4th Edition

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, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA


Part 1: Foundations of Healthy Aging

  1. Introduction to healthy aging
  2. Gerontological nursing history, education, and roles
  3. Care across the continuum
  4. Culture and aging
  5. Theories of aging and physical changes
  6. Social, psychological, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of aging
  7. Part 2: Fundamentals of caring

  8. Assessment and documentation for optimal care
  9. Safe medication use
  10. Nutrition and Hydration
  11. Elimination
  12. Rest, sleep, and activity
  13. Promoting healthy skin and feet
  14. Promoting safety
  15. Part 3: Coping with chronic disorders in late life

  16. Living with chronic illness
  17. Pain and comfort
  18. Diseases affecting vision and hearing
  19. Metabolic disorders
  20. Bone and joint problems
  21. Cardiac and respiratory disorders
  22. Neurological disorders
  23. Cognitive impairment
  24. Mental health
  25. Part 4: Caring for elders and their caregivers

  26. Economic and legal issues
  27. Relationships, roles, and transitions
  28. Loss, death, and palliative care