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Managing Geriatric Health Services

Author(s): Alice McDonnell, DrPH, MPA, Professor and Department Co-Chair, Department of Nursing and Public Administration, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449604608
  • Paperback    410 pages      © 2013
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This handbook provides an overview of the many disciplines related to gerontological administration as well as specialty topics at play in long-term care. Ideal for students studying geriatric health services administration, as well as active professionals currently working in the field, Managing Geriatric Health Services thoroughly examines core topics such as administration, nursing, rehabilitative therapies, as well as specialty topics include: spirituality, dementia, quality assurance, oral history, and ethical issues.

The text examines the various jobs within the continuum of care from an administrative and management stand-point as well as a look at the various roles or disciplines within long-term care and the specific challenges to each.

With contributions from experienced professionals in the field, the book includes an entire section of interdisciplinary case study examples and reflection exercises. Individual chapters include learning objectives, key terms, as well as chapter-specific case studies, reflection questions, conclusions, and additional resources.

Key Features:

  • Discussion questions in each chapter engage the reader in learning and understanding the topics presented.
  • Interdisciplinary case studies allow the reader to see the practical application of the concepts presented. 
  • Chapters are supported by current research from prominent experts in the field.
  • A unique chapter on Oral Histories explores the aging process and the value of reminiscing.
Introduction  
Foreword  
Acknowledgments  
Contributors  
  Part  I  Role of Disciplines/Professionals
    Chapter  1  Administration Within Long Term Care
    Chapter  2  The Nurse Administrator in Long Term Care
    Chapter  3  Rehabilitative Therapists in Geriatric Health Services
    Chapter  4  Social Work in Geriatric Health Services
    Chapter  5  Nutritional Considerations for the Older Adult Population
    Chapter  6  Enhancing Quality of Life for Older Adults Through the Creative Arts Therapies
  Part  II  Special Topics
    Chapter  7  Financing Long Term Care
    Chapter  8  Meeting Spiritual and Religious Needs in Long Term Care
    Chapter  9  Meeting Psychological Needs in Long Term Care
    Chapter  10  Nurse Satisfaction in the Long-Term Dementia Care Environment
    Chapter  11  Quality of Care in Geriatric Health Services
    Chapter  12  Oral History
    Chapter  13  Ethics in Long Term Care
    Chapter  14  End-of-Life Care: An Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care
  Part  III  Interdisciplinary Case Studies

Alice McDonnell, DrPH, MPA-Professor and Department Co-Chair, Department of Nursing and Public Administration, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania

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