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Nursing Older People

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ISBN: 9780729578981

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Nursing Older People , 3rd Edition

Issues and Innovations

By Rhonda Nay, RN, PhD, FRCNA FCN(NSW) and Sally Garratt, RN, CertMidwifery, DipAppSc(NursEd), MScN, FRCNA

432 pages
Copyright 2009
$134.00, Online Product, Reference

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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society.


"This text will enable nurses to explore challenging issues such as the use of hip protectors or impaired intellectual ability and help them to make person-centred decisions. This is an excellent book on the issues and innovations in the care of older people and I highly recommend it." Nursing Standard, July 2010

Key Features

  • Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition
  • Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition
  • Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care
  • Written by experts in the field of aged care
  • Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition.
  • An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title


Undergraduate and Post Graduate Nursing students as well as students of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Public Health and Occupational Therapy.

Author Information

By Rhonda Nay, RN, PhD, FRCNA FCN(NSW), Professor of Gerontic Nursing, Gerontic Nursing Professional Unit and Clinical School Bundoora Extended Care Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. and Sally Garratt, RN, CertMidwifery, DipAppSc(NursEd), MScN, FRCNA, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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