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Title:
Nursing care in an aging society
Author:
Corr, Donna M.
Publication Information:
New York : Springer Pub. Co., [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780826166302
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Book

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A guide, textbook, and reference for gerontological nurses. Covers assessment, physical and psychosocial needs, and the role of nurses (including ethical dilemmas and work-related stress). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


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Covering a timely topic, this collection presents a review of nursing care of older adults. Contributors are well qualified, mainly nurse educators with experience in clinical practice and research. The volume is intended to serve as a guide for direct care of older adults in the community or institutions, a text for nursing education, and a general reference source on the topic. Contributors discusss the physical and psychosocial needs of older adults and how nurses can assist clients and families. Major emphasis is placed on the problem-solving (nursing process) approach: assessment of the client, identification of health problems that nursing professionals can do something about (nursing diagnosis), planning, intervention, and evaluation. Chapters are concise and clearly written, and their bibliographies are current and comprehensive. The specific advice offered on nursing care would be helpful to practicing nurses and students. As a library resource, it would be a useful supplement to more extensive reference texts in gerontological nursing, e.g., Nursing and the Aged: A Self-Care Approach, ed. by Irene Burnside (3rd ed., 1988; 1st ed., CH, Oct'76), and Priscilla Ebersole and Patricia Hess, Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response (3rd ed., 1990). -F. Taira, Loyola University of Chicago