The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

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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 a 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.EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mathy Doval Mezey, RN, EdD, FAAN, throughout her career as a nurse, teacher, and researcher, has focused on raising the ... In addition, she serves as the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at NYU and also co-chairs the University ... Her research in bioethics examines the decision-making capacity of older adults to execute a health care proxy, and the factorsanbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Elder Care
Author:Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2007-10-25


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