The Care and Wellbeing of Older PeopleA Textbook for Healthcare Students
Mar 2009 , 440 pp
Mar 2009 , 440 pp
The Care and Wellbeing of Older People is aimed at all those training and taking courses relating to the healthcare of older people. This could mean pre- and post-registration students in universities and colleges as well as practitioners in hospitals and care homes.
The book will relate to UK standards and competencies (e.g. Skills for Health and Skills for Care competencies) relating to the care and wellbeing of Older People. The book is suitable for students in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Student learning is supported by case studies, activities, a glossary, references and further reading.
Covering a wide range of topics in primary and secondary care, this contributed volume provides a comprehensive exploration of the current issues and challenges involved in the care of older people.
With a focus on the users experience of care and the implications for joint working, the textbook includes chapters on subjects such as:
Advocacy and rights;
Protecting vulnerable adults;
Promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing;
Life in care;
Foreword by Priscilla Ebersole, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1. Values - what older people have told us
2. Policy and politics (disadvantaged)
3. Sociology (disadvantaged)
4. Person-centred care
6. Promoting dignity and compassionate care for older people in hospital
7. Assessment and care planning
8. Involving relatives and carers
9. Advocacy and rights
10. Protecting older vulnerable adults
11. Inter-professional working
12. Lifestyle (major physical and mental health risks)
13. Promoting mental health and wellbeing
14. Promoting physical health
16. Palliative care, death and bereavement
17. Medicines, concordance
18. The homeless
19. Life in care
20. Social networks