Caring for Older People

A Nurse’s Guide

  • Authors
  • Mary Carroll
  • L. Jane Brue
  • Editors
  • Brian Booth
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. First steps of the nursing process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 3-23
    3. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 24-43
  3. Actual or potential health problems of older people

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 47-49
    3. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 50-55
    4. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 56-65
    5. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 66-73
    6. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 74-80
    7. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 81-86
    8. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 87-101
    9. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 102-104
    10. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 105-108
    11. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 109-112
  4. Focusing on the whole person

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 130-134
    3. Mary Carroll, L. Jane Brue, Brian Booth
      Pages 135-142
  5. Refining a Plan of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143

About this book

Introduction

The book contains the essential information for treating common health problems of the elderly in a brief, easy to reference format. Nursing diagnoses are integrated throughout and serve as a valuable introduction to a concept new to U.K. nursing. In addition to discussing the basic categories of health problems, the book addresses the general principles of promoting wellness including psychosocial considerations, nutrition, and the creation of an environment that facilitates improvement of the older person's quality of life. Discussion points are also included to highlight some of the less cut and dried issues raised in the preceding sections.

Keywords

care diagnosis nurse nursing quality of life

Bibliographic information