Caring for Older People in Australia: Principles for Nursing Practice
Publication Date 1 Jan 2013
OverviewDrawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of Australia?s preeminent academics and clinicians from the aged care community, Caring for Older People in Australia presents undergraduate students with a holistic guide to care provision in a rapidly growing sector. In recognition that clinical competencies and ?issues? do not occur in isolation, the text integrates the most up-to-date multidisciplinary research and policy with the practical realities of caring for older people. Caring for Older People in Australia adopts a person-centred, primary healthcare focus to explore the most contemporary issues in aged care, such as: * Sexuality * Culture, diversity and spirituality * Nutrition and hydration * Prevention of falls * Promoting continence * Pharmacology and complementary therapies * Attitudes and communication * Care of the older person in the emergency department * Rehabilitation, co-morbidity and complex care * Pain and the older person * Palliation * Depression * Understanding and responding to behaviours * Bereavement Caring for Older People in Australia reflects the rich diversity of people, settings and approaches to care and provides students numerous opportunities for critical reflection throughout.