Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition by Kristen L. Mauk was recently reviewed by Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer Sudha C. Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DNS. RN, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, "[it] is vital as it addresses the competencies needed for providing nursing care to the geriatric population."
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"The book comprehensively covers gerontological nursing care, including its foundations, landmarks in its development, communication and assessment, health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention, illness management, and geriatric syndromes and issues, with an emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice.
The major concepts are divided into eight units, which begin with learning objectives. Chapters in the units identify relevant competencies and offer useful tools for assessment, including excellent chapter summary and personal refection sections and critical thinking exercises. Cultural consideration helps students understand how to provide culturally sensitive care. With its accompanying online resources, this is an integrated teaching/learning package for instructors and students.
The book features clear, concise writing throughout [and] is relevant and up to date with the current issues in gerontological care."
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