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Nursing Older People

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ISBN: 9780443074592

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Nursing Older People , 4th Edition

By Sally J. Redfern, BSc, PhD, RGN and Fiona M. Ross, BSc, PhD, RGN, DN

792 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2006
$111.00, Paperback, Reference

Availability:Out of print. 08/02/23.



The fourth edition of this highly successful text is an ideal resource for practitioners from all disciplines working in a wide range of care settings for older people. It conveys the depth of knowledge needed to develop the complex and sometimes delicate skills required for nursing interventions and support of older people. It takes an evidence-based and person-centred approach to understanding and meeting older people’s needs as well as problems that nurses and other practitioners deal with every day, such as pain, immobility, breathlessness, eating and drinking.

This edition has been extensively rewritten by subject experts from nursing, social work, physiotherapy, gerontology and sociology. The 34 chapters are organised in four sections, which cover:

• Ageing and old age
• Policy Change and the Contexts of Care
• Nursing Older People: independence, autonomy and self-fulfilment
• Current issues and reflections on caring for older people.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of caring for older people provides a good basis for effective nursing care.
  • The well-written text, clear design and page-layout make the information highly accessible.
  • Case histories help relate theory to practice.
  • Recommended reading lists and references at the end of each chapter facilitate further study.

New to this Edition

  • New chapters on major policy changes and organisation of care for older people; sexuality and relationships in later life; and health care for older homeless people.
  • Additional photographs bring key concepts to life.


Pre-reg students on the adult branch with a strong interest in the elderly
Post-basic student and qualified nurses involved in the care of older people in hospitals and in community settings especially nursing homes where the elderly are a large part of the client base

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By Sally J. Redfern, BSc, PhD, RGN, Formerly Professor of Nursing and Director, Nursing Research Unit, King's College, London, UK and Fiona M. Ross, BSc, PhD, RGN, DN, Professor of Gerontological Nursing in Primary Care and Director, Nursing Research Unit, King's College London, London, UK

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