Understanding Ageing For Nurses And Therapists - Mcsherry Wilfred (Curatore); Rykkje Linda (Curatore); Thornton Susan (Curatore) | Libro Springer 06/2021 - HOEPLI.it

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Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 06/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2021


This volume is a practical resource for all those responsible for caring for older people across health and social care. It provides a comprehensive and holistic approach helping nurses, therapists and social care professionals to better understand the impact of ageing upon the person and wider society. A unique feature of this text is the focus upon positive ageing and the attempt to dispel and challenge some of the myths, prejudices and negative attitudes that still prevail towards ageing and older people. A key objective of the book is to introduce practitioners to some of the neglected or under-addressed aspects of ageing such as spirituality, sexuality, and LGBT.
Chapters are written in an engaging and interactive style and where appropriate draw upon case  studies and scenarios to maximize engagement developing competence, by informing knowledge, attitudes and skills.  The text introduces the practitioner to key dimensions of what it is to be a person, physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually and how these contribute to the ageing process and can enhance the quality of life of older people.
Irrespective of whether one cares for older people in an acute hospital setting or domiciliary, home care, this text will be of relevance. The material and content transcend health and social care boundaries, providing valuable, contemporary evidence that can inform and shape practice. Above all this text will encourage reflection, dialogue and engagement with some fundamental aspects of ageing, challenging, attitudes, values and behaviour so that a more positive and balanced insight towards ageing is fostered. This book will ensure that self-awareness and professional practice are enriched and informed and the practitioner has a holistic understanding of ageing that will enable them to care for older people with compassion, dignity and respect.


Foreword: Prof. Brendan McCormack

Dr Wilfred McSherry, Linda Rykkje, Susan Thornton

Holistic approach/person centred
Dignity and respectComparing different health care settings policies across countries

Chapter 1. Physiology and ageing
Prof. Roger Watson, UK 

Aims of chapter – overall purpose 
Learning outcomes – what the nurse/therapist will be able to do at the end of the chapter
What the nurse should know about: Healthy ageing, Positive aging, successful ageing, Active ageing
Summary of the main points for learning
Suggested further study

Chapter 2. Life history of older people
Sue Thornton UK

Social Theories
Sociology of ageing

Chapter 3. Spiritual care/existential care
Prof Wilf McSherry & Dr Linda Rykkje

Meaning, purpose and fulfillment
Personal, Religious, spiritual beliefs

Chapter 4. The psychology of ageing 
Linn-Heidi Lunde

Cognitive function

Chapter 5. LBG/Sexuality and ageing 
Dawn Garrett RCN UK

Attitudes towards
Addressing these issues in practice

Chapter 6. Acute care settings 
Dr John McKay UK

Frailty, comorbidity, polypharmacy, 

Chapter 7. Nutrition, thriving, mealtimes   
Joanne Lancaster Dietician UK

Chapter 8. Continuity of care
James Brockie
Carolyn Gair

Assessment/Care planning
Community based settings, social care:

Chapter 9. Palliative care and end of life care
Prof Sarah Kagan USA

Chapter 10. Social issues and ageing 
Lesley Hayes UK

Positive aging 

Chapter 11. Legal and ethical aspects 
Paul Buka & David Atkinson

Mental Capacity
Lasting power of attorney 

Chapter 12. Inspection, governance and quality 
Prof Robert McSherry and Patrick Pearce

Chapter 13. Contemporary developments
Mari Synnøve Berge

Caring for the carer
Assistive technology
The voice of older people in research



Dr. Wilfred McSherry is Professor in Nursing in a joint appointment between Department of Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University and the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in the UK and part-time Professor at VID Specialized University, Norway. His previous post was as Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People, he has written extensively on the concepts of spirituality and dignity in care. He has a keen interest in how we care for older people, especially those living with dementia. 

Dr. Linda Rykkje is Associate professor at VID Specialized University, Faculty of Health Studies in Bergen, where she is responsible for the continuous education in advanced gerontology. She has a PhD from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Her thesis focused upon the relationship between spirituality and dignity within a Caring Science framework as well as an empirical focus upon older people care. Her interest is to improve care for older people in municipal health care settings. 

Susan Thornton is a registered nurse and a qualified nurse lecturer with over 25 years’ experience in nurse education. Her clinical background includes experience in medicine, haematology, infectious diseases and care of the older person at ward management level. She originally trained in North Lincolnshire and following her move into nurse education worked initially in the Scunthorpe and Grimsby localities, moving to the University of Hull in 1995. During this period, she was involved in the development and delivery of a wide range of pre- registration and post registration nursing programmes in addition to coordinating the implementation of local projects and initiatives, for example the introduction of the Single Assessment Process across a range of localities.


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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 406 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:5 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 198
Pagine Romane: xiii

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