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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition

Author(s): Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New England
Walter C. Chop, MS, RRT, Professor Emeritus, Respiratory Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284038873
  • Product With Access Code    420 pages      © 2015
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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, developed for healthcare students and professionals. Written by experts across many health disciplines, Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process.

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition begins with a review of demographic trends and continues with an overview of key topics such as the physiology, pathology, pharmacotherapy, nutrition, communication, and social concerns related to caring for older patients. This interprofessional resource concludes with future concerns for an aging society and includes an epilogue encouraging all health care professionals to embrace patient or client advocacy, especially for older adults. With new case studies, review questions, and interactive activities, this accessible resource will provide an active learning experience for all health professions students.

New to the Third Edition

• New chapter on dental issues

• New epilogue

• More case studies

• More photos and illustrations

• More on policy and legislative issues, patient advocacy, ethics, elder abuse, cultural issues, communication, and social theories of aging

• Latest information on obesity

• Updated information, statistics, and census data

• Expanded information on dementia, sleep disorders, and medication therapy management

Features & Benefits

CHAPTER PEDAGOGY

  • Chapter Outlines
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Learning Activities
  • Case Studies
  • 14-18 Review Questions per chapter
  • 200 total Review Questions in the Test Bank

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor’s Manual, Answer Key, Discussion Questions

STUDENT RESOURCES

Navigate Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles, Matching Exercises, Glossary, Flashcards, Web Links

* Please note each new copy includes an access code to the Navigate Companion Website. Some ebook versions do not include access to the Navigate Companion Website.

Chapter  1  Demographic Trends of an Aging Society
Chapter  2  Social Gerontology
Chapter  3  The Physiology and Pathology of Aging
Chapter  4  The Cognitive and Psychological Changes Associated with Aging
Chapter  5  Functional Performance in Later Life
Chapter  6  Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Chapter  7  Nutrition and Aging
Chapter  8  An Oral Perspective on Healthy Aging and Prevention for the Older Adult
Chapter  9  Sexuality and Aging
Chapter  10  Living Options and the Continuum of Care
Chapter  11  Policy and Ethical Issues for Older Adults
Chapter  12  Health Literacy and Clear Health Communication
Chapter  13  Future Concerns in an Aging Society

Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L-Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New England

Regi Robnett has 18 years of experience as an occupational therapist and over 25 years of experience working with older people in various capacities. She has worked at the University of New England for 13 years. Regi holds a PhD in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her dissertation explored the cognitive changes related to aging over the course of eight years, and she plans to continue this project focusing on preclinical dementia and the correlates of both high and low cognitive functioning in old age.

Walter C. Chop, MS, RRT-Professor Emeritus, Respiratory Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College

Walter Chop served as Chair and Professor in the Respiratory Therapy Department, at Southern Maine Community College, for over 29 years.  During his tenure at the college he has also served as Chair of Allied Health Sciences for 22 years.  He has written numerous articles on both Gerontology and Respiratory Care.  For the past 10 years he has been a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care Gerontology Committee. 

  • "I think this is an excellent text for students of healthcare who have an interest in gerontology."
    ~ Steven D. Karnes, MHA, Assistant Proffesor, Ferris State University

  • "Well organized, easy to read, generic and applicable information for all Allied Health Professions."
    ~ Ralph C. Lucki, RRT, EMT-P, MEd  West Virginia Northern Community College

  • "Offers clearness of concepts and a lot of practical exercises."

    ~ Carlos Cuervo, Florida National University

  • "This text gives a good general introduction to gerontology and considerations while working with geriatric clients that is easy to understand."
    ~ Missy Neff, Casper College

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284038873

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Instructor Manual
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Companion Website for Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition

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Companion Website for Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition