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Nursing the older person

Edited by George Castledine and Ann Close

in Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199231355
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597987 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199231355.003.0028

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

 							Nursing the older person

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Principles of nursing older people - Assessing older people - The ageing person - Common nursing problems - Psychological factors - Common mental health problems in old age - Social factors and ageing - Organic brain disorders (confusion) - Assessment of confusion - Dementia - Types of disease and patterns of health - Management of medicines - Effects of hospitalization - Ageism - Elder abuse and neglect - Social abuse - Health promotion and education - Community and home care - Skin care for older people - Mouth care for older people - Sleep and rest needs in older people

Chapter.  10638 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nursing Skills

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