Promoting health in older adults

Harvey, Nichole (2018) Promoting health in older adults. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee J., Levett-Jones, Tracy, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nichole, Langtree, Tanya, Moxham, Lorna, Parker, Barbara, Reid-Searl, Kerry, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [4th Australian edition]. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 430-454.

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[Extract] After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

- identify the different categories of older adults as they range from 65-100 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 biological 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 selectd health problems associated with older adults

- list examples of health promotion topics for older adulthood

Item ID: 51993
Item Type: Book Chapter (Later Edition)
ISBN: 978-1-4886-8734-1
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2018 23:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 10%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 70%
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