Friday, September 23, 2011

Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 26, 2002
Hardcover: 236 pages
ISBN-10: 0826123627
ISBN-13: 978-0826123626
 

This concise guide provides nurses with the tools to help older adults with arthritis achieve the highest possible quality of life. Practical tips on nursing management, self care, and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout. Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing management and interventions. Part two presents general strategies for managing arthritis, including comprehensive chapters on a pain management, exercise, and patient teaching. Any nurse working with the elderly will find this a fundamental resource. 

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