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Caring for older people in the community

Angela Hudson (Editor), Lesley Moore (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-51804-5
264 pages
July 2009
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Caring for older people encompasses complex physical, social and psychological needs, and poses many diverse challenges for nurses. Caring for Older People in the Community provides nurses with an up to date practical resource that explores these challenges.

Throughout the book the use of reflection points and scenarios enable the reader to reflect on current issues and consider how underpinning theory supports practice. Each chapter is evidence based and fully referenced, with full contact details of charities.  This book will appeal to health and social care practitioners working in community settings, and will help nurses meet the challenge of nursing and the ageing population with empathy and understanding of diverse needs.

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List of contributors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Introduction.

SECTION 1: PAST AND CURRENT INFLUENCES ON PRACTICE.

Chapter 1: Historical perspectives from past to present (Robin Means).

Chapter 2: Older People’s Experiences: Social context and contemporary social policy (Grace Boddy and Tina Fear).

Chapter 3: Ethical tensions (Lesley Moore).

SECTION 2: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES.

Chapter 4: Healthy Ageing, Active Ageing: The Challenges (Jane Buswell, Natalie Godfrey, and Angela Hudson).

Chapter 5: Working with older people with a learning disability in the community setting (Kim Scarborough).

Chapter 6: Working with people with dementia in the community setting (Mary Marshall).

SECTION 3: FUTURE CHALLENGES.

Chapter 7: Future Trends (Lesley Moore and Angela Hudson).

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Caring for Older People in the Community looks at past and current influences on practice, social context and contemporary social policy, and contemporary challenges such as: 
• Health promotion for older people
• Sexual health
• Alcohol and substance misuse
• Working with the older person with a learning disability and the older person with dementia in the community setting
• The role of technology in monitoring health in the community
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