Author(s): Susan Carmody (Editor); Sue Forster (Editor)
With increased life expectancy, the aged population has grown markedly throughout the world, but there is a shortage of experienced nurses with expertise in the holistic care of the elderly. This book is written to inspire and empower such nurses. Care of the aged has a long and noble history within the nursing profession. Respect for the dignity of the elderly and a commitment to their well-being have inspired generations of nurses. But it is only in more recent times that aged-care nursing has really 'come of age' with the provision of sound evidence-based nursing practice. The traditional ethical approach to aged-care nursing has thus become combined with sound scientific knowledge in a modern holistic model of care. Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice is written by clinicians for clinicians. Each chapter describes contemporary nursing practice in a specific area of aged care. The inclusion of evidence-based and outcome-based practices throughout the book ensures that all readers, be they novices or experts, will have a reliable and beneficial reference to guide their practice. The chapter authors are from several countries, and the content of each chapter is presented generically to ensure international applicability. Each author is a recognised expert in his or her subject area, and all present their topics with a focus that is practical, rather than academic.