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Caring for Older People

Caring for Older People
A Shared Approach

December 2012 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Caring for Older People is a timely and welcome addition to the nursing and healthcare literature. The book introduces and describes collaborative ways of working with older people, ensuring that students and practitioners are better equipped to provide consistently high-quality care that can make a positive difference to the lives of older people and their families.

Providing an accessible, evidence-based framework and a wealth of practical strategies which can be implemented on a daily basis, Christine Brown Wilson takes the reader step-by-step through different approaches to nursing care and shows clearly how that care can move from being a task-focused to a person-focused experience.

Case-based scenarios threaded throughout the book also illustrate how the quality of care can be enhanced, and how students and practitioners can work effectively with older people while balancing the competing demands of the health and social care system. Christine Brown Wilson also shows how nurses can influence current practice, equipping the reader with key skills that can be used to challenge poor ways of working and to identify methods through which inadequate provision can be turned around.

This book will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for older people.

Defining the Continuum of Care for Older People
Focusing on the Task
Focusing on the Person
Focusing on Relationships
Consequences of Care: Integrating the Perspective of Older People and Families into the Quality Debate
Using Biography to Plan Care That Matters to Older People: Practical Strategies
Understanding Interactions between the Person and the Environment
Understanding How Older People Maintain Connections with Those around Them
Managing Transitions Using a Biological Approach
Valuing the Contribution of Older People, Families and Staff: Implications for Practice

This book looks at person centtred appraoches and clear and concise details of caring for the older adult in many settings. The case studies and practice scenarios will aid knowledge and understanding.

Miss Christina Broadbent
Health and Social Care, Tyne Metropolitan College
July 9, 2013

good step by step guide and informative book, into caring for older people, this has given information on person centred approaches and helped to have a good insight into elderly care

Mrs Charlie Grieve
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
June 19, 2013

This book provides clear and concise details of caring for the older adult in many settings. The case studies and practice scenarios will aid knowledge and understanding.

Ms Julie Burton
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
March 12, 2013

It is a really good book to read, but my students need a more philosophic undertone in the argument. It is still to early to decide; so, may be it will be an 'essential'!
WArm regards,

Alexander Maas

Professor A. Maas
Humanistiek, Universiteit voor Humanistiek
February 20, 2013

this books enhances the reading list for module 2 particularly around the dignity, privacy and respect issues in healthcare providing high quality evidenced based care. this is an ideal reference for there academic assignment which is based on above themes

Mr Hywel Thomas
College of Human and Health science, Swansea University
January 22, 2013

Excellent text which clarifies the difference between patient, person and relationship centered care clearly with examples.

Miss Janet Kay
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Cumbria
December 27, 2012

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