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Gerontology

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  • Encyclopedia of Agingby Richard Schulz; Linda Noelker; Kenneth Rockwood; Richard Sprott

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 499.00

    Since its inception in 1987, Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues... more...

  • Social Structuresby K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 84.00

    Examines the effects of the aging baby boomers in America on health care, migration and immigration and how it can support the tax health care networks, cultural issues regarding access to health care, and changing cultural attitudes towards marriage and family that are affecting the relationships between the elderly and their communities. more...

  • Essentials of Gerontological Nursingby Meredith Wallace

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 45.00

    Addresses basic competencies by focusing on clinical practice and presenting research-based "best practices" for effective care of older adults in various settings. Designed to fit into a one-semester course, this work provides essential clinical information needed to care for older adults. more...

  • Medical Sociology and Old Ageby Paul Higgs; Ian Rees Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and... more...

  • Care of Arthritis in the Older Adultby Ann Schmidt Luggen; Sue E. Meiner

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 75.00

    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,... more...

  • Comforting the Confusedby Stephanie B. Hoffman; Constance A. Platt

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 80.00

    "How to comfort? How to help?" are questions often asked by persons providing care to individuals suffering from dementia. According to Hoffman and Platt--a warm smile, gentle touch, and soothing voice tone can help toward improving quality of life. The authors believe caregivers should be encouraged to emphasize non-verbal aspects of their... more...

  • Communication Skills for Working with Eldersby Barbara Dreher

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 69.00

    "Dr. Dreher's book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing one's communication skills for the betterment of the elderly person's quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people.". - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education,... more...

  • Managing Pain in the Older Adultby Michaelene P. Jansen

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 75.00

    Our elderly population is the fastest-growing segment of society, and pain, particularly chronic pain, is one of the most common problems this group faces. In Managing Pain in the Older Adult , Dr. Jansen provides treatment options designed for older adults. Controlling pain can be challenging as the elderly, in addition to the common physiologic changes... more...

  • Parish Nursingby Harold G Koenig; Sybil Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Make parish nursing an alternative to shrinking healthcare resources! Because of shrinking healthcare resources, both human and monetary, parish nurses in the future will be called upon to deal with rising numbers of elderly and the end-of-life issues that accompany aging. Parish Nursing: A Handbook for the New Millennium is a guide to designing... more...

  • You Bring Out the Music in Meby D Rosemary Cassano

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.00

    An enlightening book, You Bring Out the Music in Me, explores how music motivates, enriches, touches, relaxes, and energizes the elderly in nursing homes. Practicing music therapists explain how music ?speaks? to all of us, regardless of our language, culture, or abilities and how it can be used with groups and individuals in nursing homes to encourage... more...