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Redferns Nursing Older People

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ISBN: 9780702082474

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Redfern's Nursing Older People , 5th Edition

Edited by Fiona M. Ross, CBE PhD BSc RN, Ruth Harris, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD RN, Joanne M. Fitzpatrick, BSc PhD RN PGCEA and Clare Abley

624 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2023
$66.99, Online Product, Reference

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Redfern’s Nursing Older People provides accessible, evidence-based information for nurses, care assistants and other health professionals wanting to improve the quality of health and social care for older people.

Republished for the first time since 2006, this fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten by a large team of expert contributors, while preserving the person-centred spirit of earlier editions. It applies best evidence in straightforward and practical ways to the demographic, physical, psychological, social and emotional challenges of ageing, with a focus on supporting independence and health maintenance.

With new contributions covering emerging challenges such as understanding frailty and the use of digital technology, and the themes of diversity, service-user perspectives and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic woven throughout, Redfern’s Nursing Older People is essential reading to help nurses shape practice, improve outcomes and promote opportunities for ageing well.

Key Features

  • Written by a team of 68 specialists and experts drawn from the fields of nursing, social sciences, gerontology and healthcare practice
  • Covers the latest evidence, policy and nursing practice
  • Focus on nursing-led solutions for improving activities of daily living, independence and preventing common problems of ageing
  • Accessible to all, with stories, case studies and lived experience to bring material to life
  • Summaries and learning points support learning around complex problems
  • Emphasis on countering ageism using images and wider literature where appropriate

New to this Edition

  • All chapters either extensively rewritten or completely new
  • New chapters on frailty, the misuse of alcohol as a growing problem in old age, digital technology, and nursing older people with intellectual disabilities
  • Core themes of gerontology embedded throughout, such as assessment and rehabilitation
  • Impact of COVID-19 embedded throughout

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Author Information

Edited by Fiona M. Ross, CBE, PhD, BSc, RN, Professor Emerita Health and Social Care,Kingston University; Ruth Harris, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD RN, Professor of Health Care for Older Adults, Care for Long Term Conditions Research Division, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King's College London, UK ; Joanne M. Fitzpatrick, BSc PhD RN PGCEA, Reader in Older People’s Healthcare, Care for Long Term Conditions Research Division, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King's College London and Clare Abley, Nurse Consultant Vulnerable Older Adults, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Population and Health Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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