Released on 2017-11-28Categories Medical

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Fourth Edition

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Fourth Edition

Author: Elizabeth A. Capezuti

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826140521

Category: Medical

Page: 830

View: 888

Praise for the Third Edition: "The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition...The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent... Score: 5/5 stars." -- Margaret Arthur, Nursing Standard "The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This is an excellent addition to my library and I will refer to it often, much like a medical dictionary... Score: 90, 4 Stars." --Doody's Medical Reviews "Provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Recommended." --Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This expanded, one-of-a-kind reference of more than 250 entries provides a comprehensive guide to all of the essential elements of elder care across a breadth of health and social service disciplines. Responding to the needs of providers, directcare workers, family, and other caregivers, the diverse array of entries included in this encyclopedia recognize and address the complex medical, social, and psychological problems associated with geriatric care. In addition to a brief, accessible summary of each topic, entries include several key references, including web links and mobile apps for additional sources of information. This updated edition contains more than 30 new entries written by renowned experts that address a variety of elder care topics. New to the Fourth Edition: New entries addressing Ethics Consultation, Eye Disorders, Pain - Acute and Chronic, and many others Key Features: Provides succinct descriptions of over 250 key topics for health and social service clinicians Offers crucial information for elder care providers across all settings and disciplines Distills current, evidence-based literature sources Written by nationally recognized expert researchers and clinicians Includes links to useful websites and mobile apps
Released on 2007-10-25Categories Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

Author: Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826113680

Category: Social Science

Page: 908

View: 223

Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more! Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources. Features new to this second edition: More extensive use of on-line resources for further information on topics Thoroughly updated entries and references Inclusion of current research in geriatrics reflecting evidence-based practice New topics, including Assisted Living, Nursing Home Managed Care, Self-Neglect, Environmental Modifications (Home & Institution), Technology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoactive Medications, Pain--Acute and Chronic Still the only reference of it kind, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.
Released on 2013-12-11Categories Medical

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

Author: Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826137364

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 525

"The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This is an excellent addition to my library and I will refer to it often, much like a medical dictionary. Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews "The third edition of this encyclopedia provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. ... In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Entries are written at an undergraduate level and would be useful for practitioners, students, and caregivers...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses more than 310 current entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care across multiple health care disciplines. The third edition reflects the many advances in geriatrics that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2006. It contains the updated, evidence-based contributions of more than 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare professionals regarding elder-care concerns relating to society, community, caregiving, and the individual. Completely new entries address Geriatric Care Models (acute care for elders, Project BOOST), Geriatric Health Issues (diarrhea in adults, prolonged hospitalization, frailty, fronto-temporal dementia, re-hospitalization, acute urinary retention, personality and aging, primary palliative care), Technology and Aging (Smart home sensors, Telehealth, Surveillance technology), and more. The Encyclopedia is organized alphabetically and includes links to important Web-based resources and Apps. Clinical topics comprehensively address diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. Health care clinicians across the continuum will find this reference—the only one of its kind--to be a valuable guide to making appropriate referrals to social service providers, and social service professionals will be well informed by highly accessible descriptions of diagnoses, clinical syndromes, and care management. Key Features: Includes over 310 updated geriatric and geriatric care clinical entries across multiple healthcare disciplines Contains state-of-the-art contributions from over 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare experts Provides clinical content for social service professionals and social care information for clinicians Offers new information on multiple topics relating to Geriatric Care Models, Geriatric Health Concerns, and Technology and Aging References numerous Web-based resources and Apps
Released on 1995-12-31Categories Law

Elder Law Portfolio

Elder Law Portfolio

Author: Harry S. Margolis

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735549449

Category: Law

Page: 3888

View: 535

In-depth, timely, and practical coverage of key issues in elder law practice. Written by outstanding elder law experts, this unique publication is the first place to look for detailed answers to pressing questions concerning Medicaid, long-term care planning, healthcare issues, trusts, powers, and guardianship -- every facet of today's elder law practice. Each portfolio has distinctive title and author. The series includes 28 portfolios to date.
Released on 2010-10-25Categories Business & Economics

Legal Aspects of Elder Care

Legal Aspects of Elder Care

Author: Marshall B. Kapp

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449617882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 954

A wide variety of legal issues surround caring for older individuals. Health and human service practioners need to plan, provide and evaluate geriatric care, while also understanding public policies. Legal knowledge is an essential part of caring for the elderly. Students and professionals must be able to deliver appropriate care while also being aware of any legal, ethical and political issues that may arise. Legal Aspects of Elder Care provides a clear overview of geriatric policies and laws, enabling the reader to use informed decision-making with older clients.
Released on 2001Categories Computers

The Nurse's Guide to Consumer Health Web Sites

The Nurse's Guide to Consumer Health Web Sites

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826114555

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 409

Back of book copy: This book will help you find the most reliable sources of health information on the Internet. The sites in this book have been selected and reviewed by expert nurses in over 40 specialties. Sites have been reviewed for accuracy, currency, sponsorship, ease of use by the general public, and availability in languages in addition to English. The result is a treasure of information sources for patients and health care professionals. For professionals: This book will help you find the most reliable sources of health information on the Internet for your patients. All the sites in this book have been selected and reviewed by expert nurses in over 40 specialties, most of them nursing educators with doctoral degrees. Sites have been reviewed for ease of use by the general public, accuracy, currency, sponsorship, and availability in languages besides English. The result is a treasure of information sources, all judged accurate and current by knowledgeable professionals. For consumers: This book will help you find the most reliable sources of health information on the Internet. All the sites in this book have been selected and reviewed by expert nurses in over 40 health specialties. Sites have been reviewed for ease of use by the general public, accuracy, currency, sponsorship, and availability in languages besides English. The result is a treasure of information sources, all judged accurate and current by knowledgeable professionals. All purpose: This book gives both the professional and patient a tool for finding reliable health information on the Internet. All the sites in this book have been selected and reviewed by expert nurses in over 40 specialties, most of them nursing educators with doctoral degrees. Sites have been reviewed for ease of use by the general public, accuracy, currency, sponsorship, and availability in languages besides English. The result is a treasure of information sources, all judged accurate and current by knowledgeable professionals.
Released on 2002-09-26Categories Medical

Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult

Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult

Author: Sue E. Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123635

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 796

This concise guide provides nurses with the tools to help older adults with arthritis achieve the highest possible quality of life. Practical tips on nursing management, self care, and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout. Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing management and interventions. Part two presents general strategies for managing arthritis, including comprehensive chapters on a pain management, exercise, and patient teaching. Any nurse working with the elderly will find this a fundamental resource.
Released on 2008Categories Law

Rights of the Elderly

Rights of the Elderly

Author: Fred C. Pampel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438100210

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 400

Rights of the Elderly provides an overview of the history of this timely topic and the opinions surrounding it--from the Social Security Act of 1935 to the current activism of groups such as AARP and the Gray Panthers. Examining recent court cases such as Kathi Cooper et al. v. IBM Personal Pension Plan and IBM Corporation and documents such as The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, this new volume provides multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for the future of legislative action. A comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary provide useful information for students, teachers, librarians, older persons, activists, policy makers, and the general reader interested in this controversial issue.
Released on 2003-02-06Categories Social Science

Elder Mistreatment

Elder Mistreatment

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309084345

Category: Social Science

Page: 569

View: 822

Since the late 1970s when Congressman Claude Pepper held widely publicized hearings on the mistreatment of the elderly, policy makers and practitioners have sought ways to protect older Americans from physical, psychological, and financial abuse. Yet, during the last 20 years fewer than 50 articles have addressed the shameful problem that abusersâ€"and sometimes the abused themselvesâ€"want to conceal. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America takes a giant step toward broadening our understanding of the mistreatment of the elderly and recommends specific research and funding strategies that can be used to deepen it. The book includes a discussion of the conceptual, methodological, and logistical issues needed to create a solid research base as well as the ethical concerns that must be considered when working with older subjects. It also looks at problems in determination of a report's reliability and the role of physicians, EMTs, and others who are among the first to recognize situations of mistreatment. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America will be of interest to anyone concerned about the elderly and ways to intervene when abuse is suspected, including family members, caregivers, and advocates for the elderly. It will also be of interest to researchers, research sponsors, and policy makers who need to know how to advance our knowledge of this problem.
Released on 2012Categories Family & Relationships

Handbook of Families and Aging

Handbook of Families and Aging

Author: Rosemary Blieszner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381737

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 628

View: 213

This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals. This book is both an updated version of and a complement to the original Handbook of Families and Aging. The many additions include the most recent demographic changes on aging families, new theoretical formulations, innovative research methods, recent legal issues, and death and bereavement, as well as new material on the relationships themselves--sibling, partnered, and intergenerational relationships, for example. Among the brand-new topics in this edition are step-family relationships, aging families and immigration, aging families and 21st-century technology, and peripheral family ties. Unlike the more cursory summaries found in textbooks, the essays within Handbook of Families and Aging, Second Edition provide thoughtful, in-depth coverage of each topic. No other book provides such a comprehensive and timely overview of theory and research on family relationships, the contexts of family life, and major turning points in late-life families. Nevertheless, the contents are written to be engaging and accessible to a broad audience, including advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and gerontology practitioners. Serious lay readers will also find this book highly informative about contemporary family issues. Comprises 23 chapters of all-original work covering background information, relationships, contexts of family life, and turning points such as retirement and divorce Contributions from 46 distinguished scholars recognized as leading experts in their fields Citations for cutting-edge research on each topic, plus foundational references in new areas A detailed topic index