person centered communication with older adults

Person Centered Communication With Older Adults
Author: Timothy A. Storlie
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Pages: 218
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Providers serving older adults face a growing problem. Older adults are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with service quality citing deficits in provider communication and relationship skills. The author argues this dissatisfaction is largely related to three widespread issues: ageism, use of professional jargon, and age-related changes in the older adult. To address these concerns, Dr. Storlie advocates adoption of an evidence-based, person-centered approach to communication. The benefits of person-centered communication are many. They can increase older adult satisfaction with provider services, enhance mutual respect and understanding, improve accuracy of information exchanged, positively impact service outcomes, increase compliance with provider recommendations, and reduce the frustration and stress often experienced by both provider and older adult. Rare to this genre, readers are introduced to several under-explored topics within the field of communication, along with methods for applying concepts from research findings into these topics to enhance the quality of interpersonal communication. Topics include the role of mental imagery in the communication process, the influence of neurocardiology on relationships, and controversial findings from research into quantum physics. The book concludes by highlighting progress made in narrowing the interpersonal communication gap and forecasts how communications-oriented technological advances might improve quality of life for 21st century older adults and the providers who serve them. Utilizing interdisciplinary case studies to illustrate common problematic situations, this book provides detailed exercises that explain how providers can integrate person-centered communication into their practices to improve provider-older adult interactions. Written in a style designed to maximize learning, it helps providers find the information they need, understand what they read, and apply what they’ve learned to improve professional communication. Person-Centered Communication with Older Adults is an essential guide for today’s healthcare professionals and other aging-services providers, and also for the educators who help to prepare the providers of tomorrow. Presents a conceptual framework for understanding respect-based, person-centered communication Teaches specific communication skills to aging services providers and educators to assist in effectively communicating with older adults Includes numerous case studies to help in identifying common problematic situations and describing practical ways to integrate positive communication One of the first books to integrate scientific, evidence-based findings with a personal approach that includes important new information on neurocardiology

Understanding Communication And Aging
Author: Jake Harwood
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Pages: 344
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This interesting, easy-to-read book provides a comprehensive framework for considering communication and aging in the context of biology, sociology, and psychology. This thought provoking book is strongly anti-ageist. It could serve as a broad overview for anyone interested in the myriad of issues related to communication and aging." —CHOICE "Understanding Communication and Aging achieves a nice balance between the facts of growing old, the social forces that shape that process, and the communication factors that connect these two domains. With attention to both research and everyday applications, the text is thorough and inviting. I am delighted that a user-friendly, undergraduate text has finally been produced in the field of communication and aging. This book deserves to be an instant and sustained success." —Sandra Metts, Illinois State University "This book has so many strengths. I am especially pleased with the communication focus and the discussions on cultural issues, new technologies, and identities. I am impressed by Dr. Harwood's creativity and reaching out to learners via the use of info boxes, significant achievement profiles, literary/artistic descriptions, selected detailed summaries of research, and quotations about aging. All of these features auger very well for student learning and enthusiasm. I commend Dr. Harwood for his attention to detail, targeting multiple learning styles, and attending to instructors who value these kinds of features." —Jim L. Query, Jr., University of Houston "The way Professor Harwood ties together theory, research, and everyday experience into a text that is accessible, interesting, and fun to read is impressive. The focus is not merely psychological or interpersonal; the book spans multiple disciplines. This text is the total package!" —Jo Anna Grant, California State University, San Bernardino Understanding Communication and Aging is the most accessible introduction to the many ways aging in the 21st century is influenced by human communication processes, from face-to-face conversation to mass media representations. With a lively presentation, author Jake Harwood presents central research findings while engaging students with important questions concerning communication and aging. Key Features Covers the broad area of communication and older adulthood: The book examines key topics such as interpersonal and family relationships in old age, media portrayals of aging, cultural variations in intergenerational communication, and health communication in old age. Shatters the myths and stereotypes of aging: The book's orientation and perspective is on "healthy" living and aging. This anti-ageist approach encourages readers to reexamine their views on aging and become fluent at defending and promoting an anti-ageist ideology. Provides concrete examples: While taking a theoretical approach, the book includes coverage of applied issues such as health communication and age-related prejudice and discrimination.

Gerontological Nursing
Author: Kristen L. Mauk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Pages: 1062
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. This innovative text is the first of its kind to have over 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features of the text include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, case studies and more!

Leadership Skills For Licensed Practical Nurses Working With The Aging Population
Author: Cheryl Kruschke
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-02-26
Pages: 185
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This textbook fills a gap in education for licensed practical nurses (LPN), providing information specific to their own needs and concerns. Firstly, it clarifies the leadership role of LPNs in the healthcare setting, and then identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities related to leadership, management, communication, culture change and person-directed care concepts. It also explains the efficacy of these concepts related to the LPN care of patients in the work setting and reviews the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) enacted in every US state. LPNs play an essential role in the patient care team and we have to ensure they receive advanced education as practitioners in healthcare settings that reach vulnerable populations such the elderly. They have been considered as the registered nurses’ right hand in acute care as well as many home-health settings. They provide basic medical and nursing care, ensure the comfort of patients, discuss health care with patients, and report the status of patients to registered nurses and doctors. But the LPNs are often expected to take on a real leadership role based on the perception that as licensed nurses they already have all the qualifications and education necessary for leadership roles. However, there is a gap in the education they receive and a limited body of literature dedicated to them. Written in honor of all LPNs, this educational textbook fills that gap. With learning objectives, review questions and scenarios, it is a valuable resource for courses for undergraduate students training to be LPNs.

The Direct Practice Improvement Project
Author: Lisa Ann Orr
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016
Pages: 71
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This practice improvement project was created to investigate the use of azithromycin as a prophylactic medication to divert hospital admissions in clients with increased symptoms of the disease of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD). This project obtained permission from a clinic that serves the under served population in Tucson Arizona, to extract data from the medical records to determine if the prescribing of azithromycin was a common practice in an effort to eliminate subsequent hospitalization. This was a preliminary investigation to determine if further research could be used to document the benefits of azithromycin therapy. A retrospective chart review was utilized to gather the data from 50 charts and then Fisher's exact test was applied to calculate the statistical data. The charts were divided into 25 clients who were treated and 25 clients who were not treated with azithromycinches The data determined those who were treated with azithromycin did not require subsequent hospitalization by 90%. Variables were considered when retrieving data such as male/female or Veteran/non-Veteran. The theoretical contribution to the project was based on Dr. Callista Roy's theory of deriving and transforming nursing clinical practice. Clinical change can be nurse driven in the outpatient setting. The project successfully determined the need for further research in prophylactic treatments of COPD as a successful measure of treating client's outpatient with the goal of diverting a hospital admission.

Communicate With Older Adults With Cognitive Decline
Author: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
Publisher:
Release Date: 2019-08
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Police, firefighters and paramedics often are confronted with older adults who are confused, disoriented, perhaps living with dementia. This book helps you quickly build a relationship and communicate better. Validation, the original 'person-centered' method for communicating, is an evidence-based, effective skill-set that builds competence and confidence.

A Comprehensive Guide To Geriatric Rehabilitation
Author: Timothy L. Kauffman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Pages: 528
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

Person Centred Dementia Care
Author: Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Pages: 160
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The term person centred care has been widely used, misused and ill defined. It is used frequently in the aims and objectives for dementia care services and provision, although in practice what lies behind the rhetoric can be questionable. This book gives fresh definition to the important ideas behind and the implementation of person centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker explains the four key elements of person centred care that comprise the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). With an emphasis on practical application, Person Centred Dementia Care provides care organisations with clear, accessible guidelines on how to put the VIPS model into operation for effective care that is `fit for VIPs'. Part 2 of the book comprises the VIPS organisational reflection tool, which care providers can use to assess how well they think they are doing at providing person-centred care. This will be essential reading for practitioners working with and policy makers responsible for people with dementia at all levels.

Nursing Practice
Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Pages: 992
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing students with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issues in the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practice Medicines Management boxes provide key information about medicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at www.wileynursingpractice.com Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Communication In Elderly Care
Author: Peter Backhaus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Pages: 256
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The topic of communication in elderly care is becoming ever more pressing, with an aging world population and burgeoning numbers of people needing care. This book looks at this critical but underanalyzed area. It examines the way people talk to each other in eldercare settings from an interdisciplinary and globally cross-cultural perspective. The small body of available research points to eldercare communication taking place with its own specific conditions and contexts. Often, there is the presence of various mental/physical ailments on the part of the care receivers, scarcity of time, resources and/or flexibility on the part of the care givers, and a mutual necessity of providing/receiving assistance with intimate personal activities. The book combines theory and practice, with linguistically informed analysis of real-life interaction in eldercare settings across the world. Each chapter closes with a "Practical Recommendations" section that contains suggestions on how communication in eldercare can be improved. This book is an important and timely publication that will appeal to researchers and carers alike.

Health Literacy In Nursing
Author: Terri Ann Parnell
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Pages: 320
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Promotes verbal and written communication strategies that nurses can use to effectively meet the individualized needs of an increasingly diverse patient population in an effort to enhance patient-provider communication across the entire continuum of care.

Aphasia And Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Author: Department of Speech & Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute Patras Greece Ilias Papathanasiou
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Pages: 512
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Annual Review Of Gerontology And Geriatrics  Volume 31  2011
Author: Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Pages: 288
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "[This] volume contributes useful knowledge not only to the field of aging studies, but to multiple disciplines and public policy. Anyone interested in aging studies or health care would find this volume useful and enlightening."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This unique volume, with its person- and context-centered focus, is the only book to emphasize the need to incorporate social, cultural, and demographics into transitional care protocol for elderly patients. It encompasses the larger context of life experience in order to provide optimal pathways through transitions of care for elderly patients and has broad implications for shaping policy and future research. A consideration of contextual factors for both patients and caregivers is woven throughout the book. Chapters focus on physical and complex health problems shaping transitions of care, legal, ethical, and decision-making issues including informed consent and end of life, the impact of the current fragmented healthcare system on transitions of care, educating the workforce in transitions of care, and planning for future pathways of transition that will accommodate the rapidly growing elderly population. The volume will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, students, elderly patients, and their caregivers. Key Features: Describes a person- and context-centered focus emphasizing social demographics and geographic location in understanding transitions of care among older adults. Based on the most current research on critical issues in transitional care for the elderly Written by a multidisciplinary cast of highly respected authors Includes case studies and discussion of how specific conditions affect transitions of care in different ways Addresses the physical and emotional effects of transitions on patients and caregivers

Designing Accessible Technology
Author: P. John Clarkson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-08-02
Pages: 250
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book was stimulated by the third Cambridge Workshop Series on Universal Access and Assistive Technology held in April 2006; the contributors represent leading researchers in the fields of Inclusive Design, Rehabilitation Robotics, Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Contributions focus on design issues for a more inclusive world; enabling computer access and the development of new technologies; assistive technology and rehabilitation robotics; and understanding users and involving them in design.

The Handbook Of Person Centred Psychotherapy And Counselling
Author: Mick Cooper
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Pages: 544
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Building on the success of the first edition, this substantially revised and extended new edition is set to remain the most in-depth and wide-ranging book available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. The book is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice: • It extends its coverage of professional settings and applications, including brand new chapters on children, older people, arts-based therapies, addiction and bereavement. • It engages systematically with urgent contemporary issues, such as evidence-based practice, political and medical discourses, and theoretical integration. • It uses case illustrations, therapist-client dialogues, points of reflection and further resources to bring person-centred therapy to life for the reader, in a user-friendly way. • It includes contributions by an increasingly extensive group of writers, thinkers, teachers and practitioners.

Gerioperative Nursing Care
Author: Dr. Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-11-14
Pages: 640
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"The authors of this book share decades of geriatric perioperative nursing care experience with readers in a thorough, systematic manner....[This book] would be an excellent addition to the library of any health care professional, especially a perioperative nurse, who provides care to older adults."--AORN Journal, the official publication of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses "This is a solid, well thought out book. The text has a clarity and focus which enhances understanding of the topics presented. It is particularly notable for crisp reading and uncomplicated, meaningful illustrations. Kudos to the authors for presenting such a medically solid book without losing the art of nursing care or the vision of a well tended patient."--Nursing News This timely volume introduces gerioperative care, a new model of surgical care for the elderly designed to improve surgical outcomes and prevent complications through a focus on communication and relationship-centered care. It is the only book to specifically address the care of older adults undergoing surgery, providing practitioners with critical, practical, and theoretical information from the initial decision to have surgery through the first follow-up visit post-discharge. The text includes the anatomy and physiology of aging, preoperative care, intraoperative and post-anesthesia care, postoperative care, returning home, risk appraisal, education, prevention, early intervention, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and effective communication across all systems of care. Gerioperative Nursing Care is an essential resource for students and practitioners of surgical, critical/acute care, and geriatric nursing, along with clinical and case managers. The tools presented help to sustain and enhance quality nursing care for older adults considering surgery, undergoing surgery, and during post-surgery visits. Key Features Presents a comprehensive new gerioperative care model for older adults undergoing surgery Follows patient from primary to follow up care, including hospital care, ambulatory care, emergency and elective surgery, and perioperative care Applies primary, secondary, and tertiary care concepts to surgery Presents innovative focus on case management, with new care guidelines Provides new applications in preoperative training, family coaching, and post-operative cognitive dysfunction prevention Describes how to make quality improvements in current surgical care practices Identifies and discusses major health problems of older adults through EBP Includes case studies with discussion questions

Nursing Older People At A Glance
Author: Josephine Tetley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-06-18
Pages: 120
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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As the environment of care continues to evolve to promote person-centredness, dignity, health, and wellbeing, for nurses working with older people, this can be challenging. Nursing Older People at a Glance is a timely publication which provides an overview of key concepts that nurses need to know in order to care for older people in a wide range of settings. Divided into six sections, it explores a range of themes such as person-centred care, health and wellbeing, health promotion, and the complexity of older people's care, encompassing mental wellbeing, diverse communities and learning disability. With a strong focus on dignity in care throughout, Nursing Older People at a Glance will readily equip undergraduate and post-qualification nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for older people in a competent and compassionate manner.

Update In The Medical Management Of The Long Term Care Patient  An Issue Of Clinics In Geriatric Medicine   E Book
Author: Miguel A. Paniagua
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Pages: 240
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This issue brings the geriatrician up to date on topics in Longer-Term-Care such as: Doing Dementia Better: Anthropological Insights, Update on teaching in the Long-Term Care Setting, Pneumonia in the Long-Term Resident, Palliative Care for Patients with Dementia in Long Term Care, Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care Residents, and Nausea and Other Non-Pain Symptoms in Long-term Care.

Restorative Care Nursing For Older Adults
Author: Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Pages: 216
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This is a terrific text with good basic information and a level of detail, tools, and practicality that make it a useful resource to get older adults mobilized in any setting."--The Gerontologist "[This] book provides a practical hands-on perspective for implementing function focused care in all settings...[It] is a unique resource that is relevant for all nurses and health care providers working with older adults. In addition to addressing functional decline, function-focused care provides a fresh and practical solution to many of the problems that tend to arise with older adults such as infections, falls, and pressure ulcers all known to be associated with immobility." From the Foreword by Colin Milner CEO, International Council on Active Aging "This book encourages individualization, which is difficult to achieve with more prescriptive approaches. This second edition includes chapters on cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care, all of which are so important in long-term care. I found it to be very motivating in the way it helped me apply the philosophy and strategies to elders with whom I come in contact. I would highly recommend this book to anyone working with elders. Score: 95, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews The purpose of restorative care nursing (often referred to as function-focused care) is to take an active role in helping older adults maintain their highest level of function, thereby preventing excess disability. This is the only volume to educate caregivers about both the philosophy of restorative care and how to integrate it into all care settings for older adults. Now in its second edition, the text contains updated content in each chapter along with two entirely new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care. The book provides a complete six-week education program in restorative care for nurses and other caregivers, numerous practical suggestions for beneficial activities that will enhance function, and strategies for motivating both older adults and caregivers to engage in restorative care. Woven throughout the text is research that documents the benefits and expected outcomes of restorative care. The book also includes the requirements for restorative care across all settings, and the necessary documentation. Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults will help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels assimilate the philosophy of restorative care and be able to develop and implement successful restorative care programs. This New Edition Features: Completely updated information, including two new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care A six-week education program that teaches practical application of restorative care nursing Helpful suggestions and strategies for motivating older adults and caregivers Education materials designed for nursing home, assisted living, and acute care settings, including required documentation and goal-setting forms Educational materials for family caregivers

Psychotherapy With Older Adults
Author: Bob G. Knight
Publisher: SAGE
Release Date: 2004-02-20
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This Third Edition of the bestselling Psychotherapy with Older Adults continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.