Friday, January 6, 2012

Nursing Older Adults

Publisher: Open University Press
1st edition - August 1, 2011
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0335240844
ISBN-13: 978-0335240845

This timely textbook aims to provide adult nurses with the principles and practice insights needed to deliver exceptional care in partnership with older adults. Written by a world renowned author team and includes contributions by older people, ensuring their needs and concerns about nursing care are reflected across the book. 
This important book: 
1. Considers the social perspectives, wider issues and themes, such as ageism, policy, services and demographics 
2. Evaluates daily activities and needs, including: mobility, nutrition, communication, sexuality and leisure 
3. Features scenarios based on real situations and narratives from older people 
4. Examines the use of affirmative language to promote wellbeing and dignity when nursing older adults 

Nursing Older Adults will help nurses to better appreciate the experiences and strengths of older people. The book emphasises the importance of undertaking a collaborative approach when shaping the care that older people receive in a variety of healthcare settings. 

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