Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780803666610
ISBN-10: 0803666616
Copyright: 2019
Edition: 2nd
Editor: Kennedy-Malone, Laurie, Martin-Plank, Lori, Duffy, Evelyn Groenke,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 89
Reviewer: Melody Schrock,  BSN, RAC-CT  (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)
Description
This second edition of a book on the nursing care of older people includes updated care information and a new chapter on polypharmacy. The book discusses and provides assessments of many ailments of older adults, while case studies provide insights into caring for this population. The first edition was published in 2014.
Purpose
It is intended to provide instruction to advanced nursing students on the care of older patients.
Audience
The intended audience is advanced practice nursing students, but the book also could be helpful to those seeking a career in gerontological nursing as a primary field. The authors are professors at a collegiate level.
Features
The book provides in-depth recommendations for multiple diagnoses. It is written and compiled in a manner that is easy to follow and conducive to learning. It discusses changes in older adults, multiple disease processes, and clinical recommendations, and includes case studies to assist with the learning process. The case studies are helpful for those in many fields of gerontology care. Appendixes include physiological influences of the aging process, laboratory ranges, and nutritional support for older adults. The index makes it easy to find specific disease information.
Assessment
This is an in-depth resource for nursing education on the care of older adults. The updated edition adds chapters on polypharmacy, labs, and end-of-life concerns to assist in the continuum of nursing care. With the growing population of aging adults, this book could be considered a benefit for nursing programs.
Review Questionnaire
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1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 3
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 3
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 8
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10