The May 2015 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing included a terrific review for Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition by Kristen L. Mauk. According to the review,
"This book is not only a good resource for those teaching gerontological nursing but also a great resource for any practitioner providing care for the geriatric population. The content is not specific to the emergency nurse, but with the increasing number of aging adults in our country and some hospitals developing units specific to this population, this book would be an invaluable tool for the nursing staff’s use in fully understanding how to appropriately care for this population.
This book would [also] be useful for the nurse who is not in school but simply wants to learn more about providing care for the older adult, as well as promoting change in a department."
Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly.
- Framework built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing
- Gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population
- Key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies
- Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools