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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New England
Nancy Brossoie, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia
Walter C. Chop, MS, RRT, Professor Emeritus, Respiratory Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284140569
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     475 pages      © 2020
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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth 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, this text presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process.

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth 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.

Chapter  1  Age Matters: Profiles of an Aging Society
Chapter  2  Social Gerontology
Chapter  3  Aging in Place and the Continuum of Care
Chapter  4  Loss, Grief, Death, and Dying
Chapter  5  Health Literacy and Clear Communication: Keys to Engaging Older Adults and Their Families
Chapter  6  Policy Issues for Older Adults
Chapter  7  The Physiology and Pathology of Aging
Chapter  8  Cognitive and Psychological Changes Related to Aging
Chapter  9  Functional Performance in Later Life: Basic Sensory, Perceptual, and Physical Changes Associated with Aging
Chapter  10  Drugs and the Older Adult
Chapter  11  Nutrition and Aging
Chapter  12  Perspectives on Oral Care in Healthy Aging and Prevention for the Older Adult
Chapter  13  Sexuality and Aging
Chapter  14  Reframing Aging Issues to Ensure a Better Future

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.

Nancy Brossoie, PhD-Senior Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia

Nancy Brossoie researches topics such as age-friendly communities, substance misuse in late life, and building community capacity to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Her expertise is informed by 17 years supervising home and community-based service delivery, evaluating programs and services at the State and community-levels, and developing strategic plan initiatives for hospital systems, long-term care organizations, and mental health agencies.

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. 

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