GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING Core Compentencies for Care This title has been archived.

Author: Kristen Mauk, PhD, RN, CRRN-A, APRN, BC
Affiliation: Valparaiso University, IN
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 0763728438
ISBN 13: 9780763728434
Edition: 1st

Description:

Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYU's 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Contributors
  • Reviewers
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments

Unit One Core Knowledge

    Section 1 Critical Thinking (Competencies 1, 2)

      Introduction to Gerontological Nursing

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Introduction to Gerontological Nursing
      • Definitions
      • Roles of the Gerontological Nurse
      • Basic Certification
      • Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
      • Advanced Certification
      • Standards of Practice
      • Core Competencies
      • Settings of Care
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References

      The Aging Population

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • The Numbers
      • Mortality and Morbidity
      • Aging in the United States
      • Successful Aging
      • Glossary
      • References

      Theories of Aging

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Psychosocial Theories of Aging
      • Biological Theories of Aging
      • Implications for Nursing
      • Conclusion
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 2 Communication (Competencies 3, 4)

      Aging Changes That Affect Communication

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Sensory Modalities Involved in Communication
      • The Role of the Brain in Communication
      • Normal and Pathological Age-Related Changes That Affect Communication
      • Concluding Comments
      • Glossary
      • References

      Therapeutic Communication with Older Adults

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Communication
      • Hearing-Assistive Devices
      • Nonverbal Communication
      • Communication in Health Care
      • Communicating with the Older Adult
      • Challenges in Communicating with Older Adults
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 3 Assessment (Competencies 5–8) and Technical Skills (Competencies 9, 10)

      Review of the Aging of Physiological Systems

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • The Cardiovascular System
      • The Respiratory System
      • The Gastrointestinal System
      • The Genitourinary System
      • The Reproductive System
      • The Nervous System
      • The Muscle
      • The Skeletal System
      • The Sensory System
      • The Integumentary System
      • The Immune System
      • The Hematopoietic System
      • Glossary
      • References

      Assessment of the Older Adult

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Functional Assessment
      • Physical Assessment
      • Cognitive Assessment
      • Psychological Assessment
      • Social Assessment
      • Spiritual Assessment
      • Other Assessment: Overweight and Obesity
      • Developing an Individualized Plan of Care
      • Glossary
      • References

      Medications and Laboratory Values

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Demographics
      • The Effects of Aging on Drugs
      • Drug-Related Problems in the Elderly
      • Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Geriatric Patients
      • Laboratory Values
      • Challenges to Successful Medication Regimens for the Older Adult
      • Other Issues That Interfere with Medication Administration
      • Nursing Interventions
      • A Brief Overview of Some Medications Used by the Older Adult Population
      • Conclusion
      • Glossary
      • References

      Changes That Affect Independence in Later Life

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Maintaining Independence
      • Maximizing Function
      • Fall Prevention
      • Implications for Nursing Care
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 4 Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Disease Prevention (Competencies 11–13)

      Identifying and Preventing Common Risk Factors in the Elderly

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
      • Mental Health Screening
      • Physical Health Screening
      • Conclusion
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 5 Illness and Disease Management (Competencies 14, 15)

      Management of Common Illnesses, Diseases, and Health Conditions

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Cardiovascular Problems
      • Respiratory Problems
      • Gastrointestinal Disorders
      • Genitourinary Problems
      • Neurological Disorders
      • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      • Sensory Impairments
      • Integumentary Problems
      • Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders
      • Other Disorders or Syndromes
      • Glossary
      • References

      Management of Common Problems

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Polypharmacy
      • Falls
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Urinary Incontinence
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Pressure Ulcers
      • Dysphagia
      • Conclusion
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 6 Information and Health Care Technologies (Competencies 16, 17)

      Using Assistive Technology to Promote Quality of Life for Older Adults

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Introduction to Assistive Technology
      • Common Applications of Assistive Technology
      • The Internet and the World Wide Web
      • Technologies on the Horizon
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 7 Ethics (Competencies 18, 19)

      Ethical/Legal Principles and Issues

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Introduction
      • Moral Principles
      • Patient Rights
      • Ethics in Practice
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References
      • Appendix 14-1 Reflections on the Applications of Ethical Theory

    Section 8 Human Diversity (Competency 20)

      Appreciating Diversity and Enhancing Intimacy

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Diversity and Holistic Nursing Care
      • Enhancing Sexual Intimacy
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 9 Global Health Care, Health Care Systems, and Policy (Competencies 21–24)

      Global Models of Health Care

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • International Policies on Aging
      • U.S. Health Care System and Policies
      • Settings for Care in the United States
      • Glossary
      • References

Unit Two Role Development

    Section 10 Provider of Care (Competencies 25, 26)

      The Interdisciplinary Team

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Teams
      • Team Development
      • Challenges and Benefits
      • Glossary
      • References

      Alternative Health Modalities

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
      • Classifications of CAM
      • Reasons for CAM Use
      • Nursing Interventions
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 11 Designer/Manager/Coordinator of Care (Competencies 27–29)

      Promoting Quality of Life

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Model of Quality of Life
      • Active Aging
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References

      Teaching Older Adults and Their Families

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Adult Learning and the Older Adult
      • Demographics of Older Adults’ Education
      • Needs of Older Adults Who Wish to Be Lifelong Learners
      • Technology for Older Adults’ Lifelong Learning
      • Barriers to Older Adults’ Learning
      • Cultural Diversity and Health Disparities Among Older Adults
      • Implications for Gerontological Educators
      • Glossary
      • References

    Section 12 Member of a Profession (Competency 30)

      The Gerontological Nurse as Manager and Leader

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • The Nurse Manager
      • The Nurse Leader
      • Summary
      • Glossary
      • References

      End-of-Life Care

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Historical Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
      • Communication About End of Life
      • Options for End-of-Life Care
      • End-of-Life Hospice Care
      • Focus on Symptoms
      • Components of Peaceful Dying
      • Conclusion
      • Glossary
      • References

      Future Trends in Gerontological Nursing

      • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      • KEY TERMS
      • Educational and Career Trends in Gerontological Nursing
      • Potential Opportunities in Gerontological Nursing
      • Life Care Planning
      • Financial Gerontology
      • Long-Term Care
      • Glossary
      • References