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Readership: This book has been written for pre and post registration student nurses, qualified nurses and other health care professionals who deliver care to older people. It is relevant to those who work with older people with physical, mental and learning disability health needs in all care settings, throughout the UK and beyond.
Edited by Andrew Hindle, Strategic Commissioning Lead for Older People and Long Term Conditions, Dudley Primary Care Trust, UK, and Alison Coates, Lead for Teaching and Learning (Nursing) in the School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Andrew Hindle is the Strategic Commissioning Lead for Older People and Long Term Conditions at Dudley NHS, England. A Registered and District Nurse, Andrew has worked in strategy and commissioning since 2004, including the regional 'Champions for Older People' programme to ensure quality care for this client group.
Alison Coates is Lead for Teaching and Learning (Nursing) in the School of Health and Population Sciences (Nursing and Physiotherapy) at the University of Birmingham, England. She has extensive experience of nursing older people with both physical and mental health needs and teaching on this area of care.
"A refreshing read... from a readers point of view it both informs them of the theory and policy context but also empowers them by suggesting and including practical examples and tools
" - Danny Walsh, Lecturer, Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham
"By reading this book I think students will be challenged to consider how they should develop their practice to meet the needs of this group. I feel they would find the practical approach offered to be particularly helpful.
" - Lisa Poynor, Community Learning Disability Nurse, Community Team for People with Learning disabilities, Surrey and Boarders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
"Written in a way that would be ideal for a 1st or 2nd year nursing students.
" - Graham MacIntosh, University of Glasgow
"Relevant, contemporary and easy to read... an excellent overview which would be a good starting point for new readers in the subject." - Gary Blatch, Dementia Strategy Manager, South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust
Part 1: Communication and dignity
2: Values, attitudes and dignity- person centred care
3: Hearing and sight loss
4: Law and ethics
5: Family, carers and single households in the community
Part 2: Patient Safety
6: Mobility and falls
7: Medication management
Part 3: Care settings
8: Primary and community care
9: Hospital care
Part 4: Changes in the ageing process
10: Key health conditions and the older adult
11: Dementia, mental health and the older adult
12: Learning disability and the older adult
13: Nutrition and fluids
14: Elimination and continence
15: Hygiene and infection control
16: Pain management
17: Sleep and rest
18: End of life care