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Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging in Canada - Binder Ready

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Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging in Canada - Binder Ready , 3rd Edition

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging in Canada - Binder Ready

By Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MED, PhD and Lynn McCleary, RN, BScN, PhD

Copyright 2023
$67.99, Loose-Leaf, Reference

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to care for older adults in Canada! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging in Canada, 3rd Edition uses a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient’s situation or disorder, this book provides best-practice guidelines to help you identify potential problems, address complications, and alleviate discomfort. An Evolve website includes new Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies and PN competencies case studies to enhance your skills in clinical judgement. Written by a team of gerontological nursing experts led by Veronique Boscart, this concise guide covers health care in the context of the cultural and socio-economic issues unique to Canada.

Key Features

  • Core competencies identified by the CGNA are integrated throughout the book, reinforcing the standards of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association.
  • Assessment guidelines and tools are featured in tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment.
  • Focus on health and wellness highlights all aspects of the aging process.
  • Attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you care for different population groups.
  • Evidence-informed Practice boxes summarize research findings and identify those practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects, and examine topics such as culturally safe health initiatives for Indigenous Peoples, lifelong learning and its effects on the wellbeing of older adults, challenges in home care and long-term care homes, and improving outcomes and improving outcomes for seniors living with a stroke or dementia.
  • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter help you understand the material and apply concepts in clinical situations.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS-CoV-2 virus focuses on COVID-19’s impact on nurses and patients, including how policies affect care priorities and long-term care homes as well as the effects of social isolation on older adults.
  • NEW! Updated design and new photos and illustrations add interest and make learning easier.
  • NEW! Updated content includes the latest Canadian statistics, research, evidence, references and resources, clinical guidelines, assessment and screening tools, and more.
  • NEW! Healthy Aging Care Plans are based on real-life situations, providing a glimpse into how concepts are applied to care practices.
  • NEW! Current and inclusive terminology supports Indigenous Peoples and a commitment to eliminating gender bias and cisnormative language, including Healthy Aging Care Plans that use preferred pronouns as well as initials in place of full names.
  • NEW Sexual Health and Well-being chapter addresses biological changes that impact intimacy and sexuality in later life, aging and sexual health, how intimacy and sexuality are affected by cohort, culture, and environment (such as long-term care homes), and the unique needs of LGBTQ2 older adults.
  • NEW! Enhanced content on cultural competence addresses cultural care, cultural assessment, and cultural safety relating to the unique needs of the older adult.
  • NEW! Greater discussion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action examines their impact on nursing and health care delivery for Indigenous older adults.

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Author Information

By Theris A. Touhy, DNP, CNS, DPNAP, Emeritus Professor Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida ; Kathleen F Jett, PhD, GNP-BC, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Department of Aging and Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Research Consultant, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida ; Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MED, PhD, Executive Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences; CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care; Director, Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care,Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Kitchener, Ontario; Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario; Associate Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Adjunct Scientist, Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology (iDAPT), Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; and Lynn McCleary, RN, BScN, PhD, Professor, Nursing, Brock University, Canada

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