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Nursing Older People at a Glance

Nursing Older People at a Glance

Josephine Tetley (Editor), Nigel Cox (Editor), Kirsten Jack (Editor), Gary Witham (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-04388-1

Feb 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

120 pages



As the environment of care continues to evolve to promote person-centredness, dignity, health, and wellbeing, for nurses working with older people, this can be challenging. Nursing Older People at a Glance is a timely publication which provides an overview of key concepts that nurses need to know in order to care for older people in a wide range of settings.

Divided into six sections, it explores a range of themes such as person-centred care, health and wellbeing, health promotion, and the complexity of older people's care, encompassing mental wellbeing, diverse communities and learning disability.

With a strong focus on dignity in care throughout, Nursing Older People at a Glance will readily equip undergraduate and post-qualification nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for older people in a competent and compassionate manner.

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Part 1 Person-centred cared in practice

1 Promoting Person Centred Care

2 Capacity and consent

3 Communication

4 Compassion

Part 2 Quality of life in practice

5 Quality of Life

6 Nutrition and hydration

7 Vision and hearing

8 Pain

9 Sleep

10 Continence

11 End of life care

12 Sexual health & wellbeing

13 Carers

Part 3 Promoting health in practice

14 Health Promotion

15 Falls and Falls Prevention in Older People

16 Medication Management

17 Polypharmacy

18 Skin care

19 Pressure area care

20 Infection control

21 Older People and the Arts

22 Physical activity in older age

Part 4 Complex care in practice

23 Mortality & Morbidity: focus on frailty

24 Long Term conditions and co-morbidities 

25 Good practice in dementia care

26 Caring for the older person with delirium

27 Severe and enduring mental health problems in older life

28 Recognising Dying

29 Grief, Loss and Bereavement

30 Safeguarding

31 Spiritual beliefs and religious practices

Part 5 Equality and diversity in practice

32 Promoting dignified care for diverse communities

33 Supporting good mental health in older people

34 Ageing without Children

35 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Older People

36 Older People with Learning Disabilities

37 Substance misuse (drugs and alcohol)

Part 6 Environments of care and practice

38 Autonomy and independence

39 Transitions in care

40 Coordinating Care

41 Care at Home

42 Social Isolation and loneliness

43 Grouped Living

44 Assistive technologies

45 Older Prisoners