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Nursing Care of Older People

Edited by Andrew Hindle and Alison Coates

February 2011

ISBN: 9780199563111

288 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

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Price: £26.99

Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.

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Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.

  • Addresses the biopsychosocial needs of older people in 18 chapters including key issues and core clinical topics.
  • Takes an evidence-based, patient-centred and lively approach.
  • Contemporary coverage, reflecting current best practice.
  • Written by academics and nurses from variety of fields and settings to ensure the perfect blend of theory and practice.
  • Case studies bring the subject to life and a skills focus in each chapter provides practical tools and tips for delivering the highest standard of care.
  • At the end of each chapter readers are prompted to reflect on how they can improve care.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Andrew Hindle, Strategic Commissioning Lead for Older People and Long Term Conditions, Dudley Primary Care Trust, UK, and Alison Coates, Lead for Teaching and Learning (Nursing) in the School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Andrew Hindle is the Strategic Commissioning Lead for Older People and Long Term Conditions at Dudley NHS, England. A Registered and District Nurse, Andrew has worked in strategy and commissioning since 2004, including the regional 'Champions for Older People' programme to ensure quality care for this client group.

Alison Coates is Lead for Teaching and Learning (Nursing) in the School of Health and Population Sciences (Nursing and Physiotherapy) at the University of Birmingham, England. She has extensive experience of nursing older people with both physical and mental health needs and teaching on this area of care.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Communication and dignity
    1:Introduction
    2:Values, attitudes and dignity- person centred care
    3:Hearing and sight loss
    4:Law and ethics
    5:Family, carers and single households in the community
    Part 2: Patient Safety
    6:Mobility and falls
    7:Medication management
    Part 3: Care settings
    8:Primary and community care
    9:Hospital care
    Part 4: Changes in the ageing process
    10:Key health conditions and the older adult
    11:Dementia, mental health and the older adult
    12:Learning disability and the older adult
    13:Nutrition and fluids
    14:Elimination and continence
    15:Hygiene and infection control
    16:Pain management
    17:Sleep and rest
    18:End of life care

Reviews

A refreshing read... from a readers point of view it both informs them of the theory and policy context but also empowers them by suggesting and including practical examples and tools - Danny Walsh, Lecturer, Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham

By reading this book I think students will be challenged to consider how they should develop their practice to meet the needs of this group. I feel they would find the practical approach offered to be particularly helpful. - Lisa Poynor, Community Learning Disability Nurse, Community Team for People with Learning disabilities, Surrey and Boarders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Written in a way that would be ideal for a 1st or 2nd year nursing students. - Graham MacIntosh, University of Glasgow

Relevant, contemporary and easy to read... an excellent overview which would be a good starting point for new readers in the subject. - Gary Blatch, Dementia Strategy Manager, South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust