• PART 1 Foundations for Clinical Judgment to Promote Healthy Aging
1 Gerontological Nursing Across the Continuum of Care
2 Aging, Health, and Wellness in a Global Community
3 Theories of Aging
4 Providing Cross-Cultural Care
5 Economics and Health Care in Late Life
6 Promoting Excellence in Long-Term Care
• PART 2 Foundations for Taking Action
7 Therapeutic Communication With Older Adults
8 Cognitive Health and Learning
9 Recognizing and Analyzing Cues to Maximize Outcomes
10 Using Laboratory Data in Clinical Judgment
11 Safe Medication Use
• PART 3 Clinical Judgment to Promote Wellness and Function
12 Visual Health
13 Auditory Health
14 Healthy Skin
15 Nutritional Health
16 Hydration and Oral Health
19 Activity and Exercise
20 Falls and Fall Risk Reduction
21 Safe and Secure Environments
• PART 4 Clinical Judgment to Promote Wellness for Persons With Chronic Illnesses
22 Living Well With Chronic Illness
23 Vascular Disorders
24 Respiratory Disorders
25 Neurocognitive Disorders
26 Care of Individuals With Neurocognitive Disorders
27 Endocrine and Immune Disorders
28 Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
29 Pain and Comfort
30 Mental Health
• PART 5 Clinical Judgment to Promote Healthy
Aging With Older Adults and Families
31 Ethics, Decision Making, and Mistreatment
32 Relationships, Roles, and Life Transitions
33 Intimacy and Sexual Health
34 Loss, Death, and Palliative Care
35 Spiritual Health, Meaning, and Self-Actualization
Provide holistic, compassionate nursing care for older adults! Based on evidence-based protocols, Toward Healthy Aging, 11th Edition helps you master gerontological nursing skills with an approach that focuses on health, wholeness, and the potential in aging. In promoting healthy aging, the text emphasizes caring and respect for the person. Special sections provide an honest look at the universal experience of aging. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris A. Touhy and Kathleen F. Jett, this classic text helps you learn to apply scientific research, build critical thinking skills, and prepare for success on the NCLEX® exam and in clinical practice.
• Promoting Healthy Aging: Implications for Gerontological Nursing sections help you apply concepts to assessments and interventions.
• A Student Speaks and An Elder Speaks sections at the beginning of every chapter provide perspectives of older people and nursing students.
• Nursing Studies provide practice examples designed to assist you in assessment, planning, interventions, and outcomes to promote healthy aging.
• Learning objectives in every chapter introduce important content and define learning goals and expectations.
• Key concepts provide a concise review of the most important points found in each chapter.
• Critical Thinking Questions and Activities help you apply concepts and build clinical judgment skills.
• Safety Alerts emphasize QSEN competencies and safety issues related to care of older adults.
• Tips for Best Practice boxes summarize evidence-based nursing interventions for practice.
• Research Highlights boxes summarize important research studies in the field of gerontology
• Research Questions include suggestions and ideas for pursuing nursing research.
• Healthy People boxes reference the goals cited in Healthy People 2020.
New To This Edition:
• NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style case studies at the end of chapters include questions to help you prepare for the NGN exam.
• NEW! Completely updated content helps you develop clinical judgment skills, identified by the NCSBN and the AACN as a key attribute of professional nursing.
• NEW! Updated topics include COPD guidelines, theories of aging, medication use and misuse, palliative care, wound care guidelines, genomic research, and LGBT family relationships and sexualty in older adults.
• Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
• Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, DPNAP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida