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Csomay Center - Gerontological Nursing Book

                                           

Care of Older Adults for Optimal Quality of Life: Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions is a textbook designed for upper division undergraduate nursing students, graduate students, nurse clinicians, nurse educators, and nurse scientists.

Each of 49 most frequently observed National Association of Nursing Diagnoses-International (NANDA-I) nursing diagnoses in elders is discussed in a chapter, including its prevalence, significance for quality of life, related factors, and defining characteristics. Desired Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) outcomes and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) interventions to achieve the outcomes are also described. One or two case studies are presented in each chapter to illustrate the diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions and to show how outcome status is monitored over time. Additionally, the book includes the following:

1) Assessment data and tools to identify a diagnosis;

2) Linkages between nursing and medical diagnoses to advantage advanced practice nurses’ documentation of nursing care for reimbursement;

3) Evaluation and rating of the research evidence supporting nursing interventions for each diagnosis and achievement of desired outcomes;

4) Use of standardized nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions to facilitate clinical reasoning and communication among nurses and among nurses and their consumers, other providers, and policy makers, and research to advance evidence supporting nursing and the development of nursing theory.

Care of Older Adults for Optimal Quality of Life: Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions is now available at uiowacsomaygeroresources.com