Promoting health in older adults

Brown, Sue, and Alde, Pamela (2010) Promoting health in older adults. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee J., Kozier, Barbara, Erb, Glenora, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nichole, Luxford, Yoni, Moxham, Lorna, Park, Tanya, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing. Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia, pp. 423-447.

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Abstract

For years Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing has been the gold standard in helping students embarking on their nursing careers. This first Australian edition retains many of the features that have made this textbook the number-one choice of nursing students and lecturers.

To further enhance this popular fundamentals textbook and ensure its appropriate application for Australian students, nursing academics from across Australia were invited to review and comment on each of the 52 chapters. Their detailed feedback has ensured that Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: First Australian Edition is a current, engaging and uniquely Australian textbook that will help students succeed in their nursing studies.

Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, First Australian Edition presents the fundamentals of nursing care within the framework of the nursing process. This text offers an accessible writing style; a focus on practical application with real-world Australian examples and case studies; appropriate Australian terminology, policies and procedures, Australian visuals; an integrated approach to Australian Indigenous health issues; and up-to-date references, research and codes of practice, with reference to ANMC guidelines. The text is supported by a state-of-the art technology package to enhance the learning process.

Chapter 23: Australia, in line with the rest of the developed and developing world, is experiencing rapid population ageing. By the mid-twenty-first century, older people are projected to outnumber young people (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2006).

LEARNING OUTCOMES - Identify the different categories of older adults as they range from 65 to 100 years of age. - Describe the demographic, socioeconomic, cultural and health characteristics of older adults in Australia. - Describe ageism and its contribution to the development of negative stereotypes about older adults. - Compare and contrast gerontology and geriatrics. - Describe the development of gerontological nursing and the roles of the gerontological nurse. -Describe the different care settings for older adults. - List the common biologic theories of ageing. - Describe the usual physical changes that occur during older adulthood. - List the common psychosocial theories about ageing. - Describe developmental tasks of the older adult. - Describe psychosocial changes that the older adult adjusts to during the ageing process. - Explain changes in cognitive abilities while ageing. - Compare and contrast Kohlberg's and Gilligan's theories of moral reasoning in older adults. - Describe spirituality and ageing. - Describe selected health problems associated with older adults. - List examples of health promotion topics for older adulthood.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-4425-0469-1
Keywords: activity theory, adult day care, ageism, Alzheimer's disease, cataracts, continuity theory, dementia, disengagement theory, dyspnoea, geriatrics, gerontology, home care packages, kyphosis, long-term memory, osteoporosis, pathologic fractures, perception, prebycusis, prebyopia, recent memory, sarcopenia, sensory memory, short-term memory
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 01:09
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