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Gerontology Nursing Case Studies

100 Narratives for Learning

Gerontology Nursing Case Studies
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"The case narrative approach of this book promotes active learning that is more meaningful to students (and practicing nurses) and more likely to increase the transfer of evidence into practice. An excellent resource for faculty (staff educators) to facilitate critical learning skills."

Liz Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging
Co-Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
New York University College of Nursing

"This is a terrific text that provides nurses and other health care providers [with] good basic information about clinical problems and challenges we face in providing care to older adults. It should be considered required reading in all undergraduate programs."

--from the foreword byBarbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology

At the heart of this unique volume are 100 case studies of older adults that address nearly every issue-physical, mental, and psychosocial-that may confront health care providers who work with the aging population. These case studies, culled from contributors with several centuries' worth of combined nursing expertise, are designed to guide nursing students in the development of interventions that encompass both complementary and alternative health strategies. Exercises interspersed throughout each case study are designed to foster critical thinking and decision-making skills.

These case narratives provide a holistic approach to problem solving in regard to political, ethical, and legal issues; loss and end-of-life issues; elder abuse; depression, addiction and suicide; self-esteem and family relationships; sexuality; age-related health issues; cognitive impairment; cultural diversity as it relates to aging; pain management; and sleep disturbances. The volume also addresses such contemporary psychosocial issues as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, the aging driver, and long-distance caregiving.

Key Features:

  • Provides 100 evidence-based case studies
  • Cultivates development of critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Features realistic, contemporary scenarios
  • Designed for use across the gerontology nursing curriculum
  • Geared for AACN and NLN Accreditation
  • Organized according to the needs of actual clinical settings

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"The case narrative approach of this book promotes active learning that is more meaningful to students (and practicing nurses) and more likely to increase the transfer of evidence into practice. An excellent resource for faculty (staff educators) to facilitate critical learning skills."

Liz Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging
Co-Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
New York University College of Nursing

"This is a terrific text that provides nurses and other health care providers [with] good basic information about clinical problems and challenges we face in providing care to older adults. It should be considered required reading in all undergraduate programs."

--from the foreword byBarbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology

At the heart of this unique volume are 100 case studies of older adults that address nearly every issue-physical, mental, and psychosocial-that may confront health care providers who work with the aging population. These case studies, culled from contributors with several centuries' worth of combined nursing expertise, are designed to guide nursing students in the development of interventions that encompass both complementary and alternative health strategies. Exercises interspersed throughout each case study are designed to foster critical thinking and decision-making skills.

These case narratives provide a holistic approach to problem solving in regard to political, ethical, and legal issues; loss and end-of-life issues; elder abuse; depression, addiction and suicide; self-esteem and family relationships; sexuality; age-related health issues; cognitive impairment; cultural diversity as it relates to aging; pain management; and sleep disturbances. The volume also addresses such contemporary psychosocial issues as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, the aging driver, and long-distance caregiving.

Key Features:

  • Provides 100 evidence-based case studies
  • Cultivates development of critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Features realistic, contemporary scenarios
  • Designed for use across the gerontology nursing curriculum
  • Geared for AACN and NLN Accreditation
  • Organized according to the needs of actual clinical settings

;Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Political, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Older Adults

  • Case 1.1 Advanced Directives
  • Case 1.2 Health Care Decision Making
  • Case 1.3 Physical Restraints
  • Case 1.4 Patient's Bill of Rights (Long-Term Care)
  • Case 1.5 The Unsafe Driver
  • Case 1.6 Iatrogenesis and the Elderly

Chapter 2. Loss and End-of-Life Issues

  • Case 2.1 Death of a Spouse
  • Case 2.2 Prolonged Grief
  • Case 2.3 Death With Dignity

Chapter 3. Mistreatment of Older Adults

  • Case 3.1 Physical Abuse
  • Case 3.2 Physical Neglect
  • Case 3.3 Consumer Fraud and the Elderly
  • Case 3.4 Financial Mistreatment

Chapter 4. Depression, Addiction, and Suicide

  • Case 4.1 Alcoholism
  • Case 4.2 Prescription Pain Medication Misuse
  • Case 4.3 Depression
  • Case 4.4 Gambling Addiction
  • Case 4.5 Risk for Suicide

Chapter 5. Individual and Family Dynamics

  • Case 5.1 Caregiver Burden
  • Case 5.2 Frailty
  • Case 5.3 Ineffective Family Coping
  • Case 5.4 Hoarding Behavior
  • Case 5.5 Emergency Preparedness for the Elderly and Their Families
  • Case 5.6 Leaving the Homestead: Challenges and Solutions
  • Case 5.7 Long-Distance Caregiving

Chapter 6. Sexuality

  • Case 6.1 Erectile Dysfunction
  • Case 6.2 Vaginal Dryness and Dyspareunia
  • Case 6.3 Sexual Problems Due to Physical Limitations
  • Case 6.4 Sexual Expression for Institutionalized Older Adults

Chapter 7. The Aging Sensory System

  • Case 7.1 Gustatory and Olfactory Disturbance
  • Case 7.2 Hearing Loss
  • Case 7.3 Somatosensory Disturbance
  • Case 7.4 Macular Degeneration
  • Case 7.5 Visual Alterations

Chapter 8. Integumentary Disorders and Infectious Disease of the Elderly

  • Case 8.1 Venous Insufficiency in a Home-Bound Elder
  • Case 8.2 Pressure Ulcer in an Acute-Care Setting
  • Case 8.3 Burns and the Elderly
  • Case 8.4 Dermatologic Drug Reaction
  • Case 8.5 Postoperative Infection (Clostridium Difficile)
  • Case 8.6 Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Chapter 9. The Aging Musculoskeletal System

  • Case 9.1 Osteoarthritis
  • Case 9.2 Hip Fracture
  • Case 9.3 Falls: Home Environment
  • Case 9.4 Fall Prevention in a Hospital Setting
  • Case 9.5 Immobility
  • Case 9.6 Osteoporosis
  • Case 9.7 Foot Problems in the Elderly

Chapter 10. The Aging Neurological System

  • Case 10.1 Cerebrovascular Accident (Acute Phase)
  • Case 10.2 CVA Rehabilitation Phase
  • Case 10.3 Parkinson's Disease
  • Case 10.4 Alzheimer's Disease
  • Case 10.5 Dizziness/Vertigo

Chapter 11. The Aging Cardiovascular System

  • Case 11.1 Coronary Artery Disease: Living With Chronic Stable Angina
  • Case 11.2 Congestive Heart Failure
  • Case 11.3 Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
  • Case 11.4 Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Case 11.5 Hyperlipidemia
  • Case 11.6 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Case 11.7 Anemia
  • Case 11.8 Pacemaker Implantation

Chapter 12. The Aging Pulmonary System

  • Case 12.1 Pneumonia
  • Case 12.2 Lung Cancer
  • Case 12.3 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Case 12.4 Tuberculosis
  • Case 12.5 Pulmonary Embolism
  • Case 12.6 Influenza Prevention in the Elderly

Chapter 13. The Aging Endocrine System

  • Case 13.1 Diabetes Mellitus (Screening)
  • Case 13.2 Diabetes Mellitus and Medication
  • Case 13.3 Diabetes Mellitus and Nutrition

Chapter 14. The Aging Genitourinary System

  • Case 14.1 Transient Urinary Incontinence
  • Case 14.2 Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Case 14.3 Functional Incontinence
  • Case 14.4 Acute Renal Insufficiency
  • Case 14.5 Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Chapter 15. Nutrition and the Aging Gastrointestinal System

  • Case 15.1 Mealtime Difficulties
  • Case 15.2 Oral Health
  • Case 15.3 Diverticular Disease
  • Case 15.4 Chronic Constipation
  • Case 15.5 Hiatal Hernia
  • Case 15.6 Hydration Management

Chapter 16. Cancer in the Older Adult

  • Case 16.1 Chemotherapy and the Aged
  • Case 16.2 Colorectal Cancer
  • Case 16.3 HIV/AIDS
  • Case 16.4 Hospice Care

Chapter 17. Cognitive Impairment in the Older Adult

  • Case 17.1 Acute Confusion (Delirium)
  • Case 17.2 Early Dementia
  • Case 17.3 Dementia (Late Stage)
  • Case 17.4 Wandering/Need for Movement
  • Case 17.5 Agitation and Aggression

Chapter 18. Cultural Diversity

  • Case 18.1 Culturally Specific Care-Part I
  • Case 18.2 Culturally Specific Care-Part II
  • Case 18.3 The Homeless Aging

Chapter 19. Pain Management in the Older Adult

  • Case 19.1 Undertreatment of Pain
  • Case 19.2 Side Effects of Opioids
  • Case 19.3 Adjuvants for Pain Control
  • Case 19.4 Noninvasive Interventions for Pain

Chapter 20. Sleep Disturbances in the Older Adult 213

  • Case 20.1 Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Case 20.2 Insomnia
  • Case 20.3 Hypersomnia

Index

Springer Publishing Company; February 2011
249 pages; ISBN 9780826108340
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