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Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, Editor-in-Chief, Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, President, International Rehabilitation Consultants/Senior Care Central, LLC
  • ISBN-13: 9781284104479
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     1010 pages      © 2018
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Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Fourth Edition focuses on caring for the elderly by employing a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach. The Fourth Edition will feature a greater emphasis on healthy aging and continues to follow the framework of the Core Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This framework allows students to learn and develop all aspects of nursing care in a familiar and structured learning platform.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • New chapter on disaster preparedness
  • Expanded content on nutrition, sexuality, dementia and caregiving 
  • Coverage of nutrition and substance abuse 
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Gerontological Nursing
The Aging Adult
Adult Health Nursing
Care of the Older Adult
Elder Care

Unit  I  Foundations of Gerontological Nursing
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Gerontological Nursing
  Chapter  2  The Aging Population
  Chapter  3  Theories of Aging
  Chapter  4  Review of the Aging of Physiological Systems
Unit  II  Communication and Assessment
  Chapter  5  Therapeutic Communication with Older Adults, Families and Caregivers
  Chapter  6  Comprehensive Assessment of the Older Adult
Unit  III  Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Disease Prevention
  Chapter  7  Promoting Healthy Aging, Independence, and Quality of Life
  Chapter  8  Identifying and Preventing Common Risk Factors
Unit  IV  Illness and Disease Management
  Chapter  9  Review of the Management of Common Illnesses, Diseases, or Health Conditions
  Chapter  10  Nursing Management of Dementia
Unit  V  Management of Geriatric Syndromes
  Chapter  11  Polypharmacy
  Chapter  12  Falls
  Chapter  13  Delirium
  Chapter  14  Depression and Anxiety
  Chapter  15  Urinary Incontinence
  Chapter  16  Sleep Disorders
  Chapter  17  Dysphagia and Malnutrition
  Chapter  18  Pressure Ulcers
Unit  VI  Leadership and Responsibility
  Chapter  19  The Interdisciplinary Team
  Chapter  20  Ethical/Legal Principles and Issues
Unit  VII  Information and Health Care Technologies
  Chapter  21  Technology and Care of Older Adults
Unit  VIII  Gerontological Care Issues
  Chapter  22  Culture and Spirituality
  Chapter  23  Sexuality
  Chapter  24  Prevention and Treatment of Elder Abuse
  Chapter  25  Pain Management and Alternative Health Modalities
  Chapter  26  Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery
  Chapter  27  End-of-Life Care
  Chapter  28  Care Transitions, System Models, And Health Policy In Aging

Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN-Professor of Nursing, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, Editor-in-Chief, Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, President, International Rehabilitation Consultants/Senior Care Central, LLC

Dr. Mauk is a certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist and gerontological nurse practitioner, as well as a Hartford Geriatric Scholar and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. With nearly 30 years of experience in rehabilitation and gerontology, she is the author or editor of six books and has contributed to numerous others. Her professional contributions have been recognized with several awards including: Associate of Rehabilitation Nurses’s (ARN) Educator Role Award (2007), Valparaiso University Caterpillar Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007), CASE/Carnegie Foundation Indiana Professor of the Year Award (2007), ARN’s Distinguished Service Award (2005), and two American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards (1999, 2010) for Gerontological Rehabilitation Nursing and Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care (second edition). Dr. Mauk is currently a Professor of Nursing at Colorado Christian University.   

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