Contents: History and development of geriatric nursing -- Geriatric nurse pioneers and their contributions -- Nurses in action : the second generation -- Geriatric nurse leaders today -- Recognition of geriatric care as a specialty practice -- Geriatric nursing organizations and affiliates -- Educational programs and publications for geriatric and gerontological nurses -- Nursing research and geriatric care -- Elements of attracting nurses to the field -- Nursing and the future care of the aged : possibilities and opportunities.
Presents over 100 nursing care plans, arranged into four sections: medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric. Care plans are listed alphabetically by disorder or condition within each section. Each care plan begins with an overview of the disorder or condition and a brief review of its pathophysiology. Information on the health care setting, common nursing diagnoses, assessment parameters, diagnostic tests, and detailed rationales for each nursing intervention also is included. Suggestions for patient and family teaching and discharge planning complete each plan.
This textbook presents current guidelines for the practice of psychiatric nursing, with the latest clinical research and appropriate diagnoses, updated and expanded coverage of primary care, and extensively revised and updated psychiatric drug information.