Gerontological Nursing (3rd ed.)
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Gerontological Nursing 3rd ed. Eliopoulos, C.
Philadelphia: J. Lippincott, ; pages, softcover.
The third edition of Gerontological Nursing is consistent with the author's past contributions to gerontological nursing literature. The book begins by discussing standard topics, such as demographics, theories of aging, ethnic and cultural differences, and common age-related physical and psychological changes. The introductory chapters debunk some common myths and include simple but useful graphics of agerelated changes and associated nursing interventions.
The author uses Orem's Self-Care Model as a basis for chapters covering universal needs. Sidebars on related nursing diagnoses, with goals and interventions, highlight these chapters. However, in many of the examples, the goals are neither client-centered nor measurable.
The discussion of environmental considerations is concisely written and includes relevant information for good nursing practice, covering both physical and psychological aspects of the environment.
The author discusses nursing assessment, including physical assessment and history taking. The MDS Minimum Data Set , a required tool for nursing facility practice, is described briefly and a copy is included in the appendix.
A more thorough discussion of the MDS would be of value to nurses in nursing facilities. The author includes a description of appropriate goal setting, using client-centered, measurable, and long- and shortterm goals.
Specific problem-related chapters are well organized and include relevant nursing diagnoses, sample goals, and resources appropriate to the topic under discussion. Of special interest is a chapter on common emergencies - information that is seldom included in gerontological nursing texts.
It is organized in a quick-reference format. Coverage of geriatric pharmacology includes easy-tofollow descriptions of common drug interactions by classification. The last unit of the text deals with gerontological care issues, such as death and dying, legal and ethical concerns, coping with chronic illness, and a brief overview of care in diverse practice settings. The important issue of physical restraint use is covered only in the chapter on legal issues.
Gerontological Nursing 8th Edition by Charlotte Eliopoulos Test Bank
Even though the book is aimed at gerontological nursing in all settings, this reviewer believes that restraint use is a critical practice issue, and that a more detailed discussion of its serious nursing implications and nurses' alternatives to its use would be of value. Gerontological Nursing is both an excellent text and a handy reference for nurses and other health care practitioners in any setting.
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