The Physiological Effects of Ageing is a comprehensive resource for student nurses, qualified nurses and allied professionals working with older people in a variety of contexts, enabling them to apply their knowledge of the ageing process and in doing so enhance care delivery. This book emphasizes the normal ageing changes before considering possible effects of ageing on body systems. Although problems associated with ageing are identified, nursing assessment and interventions are considered which can help reduce the impact these changes have on a person’s functional ability. This is a highly accessible text which encourages holistic patient-centred care.
· Explores current theories of ageing
· Makes use of reflective points and points of practice
· Looks at key topics of maintaining a safe environment and communication
· Discusses error theory, free radical theory and the immune theory
Table of Contents
1 Growing Older.
2 Theories of Ageing.
3 Maintaining a Safe Environment.
6 Eating and Drinking.
8 Controlling Body Temperature.
10 Expressing Sexuality.
12 Final Thoughts on Ageing.
ALISTAIR FARLEY, MSc, BSc, DipN, RGN, RMN
Lecturer in Nursing, University of Dundee
Develop/Teach into pre (CFP and adult branch) and post registration programmes of nursing.
ELLA McLAFFERTY PhD, BSc, DipN, RGN, SCM, RNT
Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee
Senior Lecturer with the strategic responsibility of developing Inter-professional Education.
CARLES HENDRY PhD, BA(Hons), DipN, RGN, RMN, RCT, RNT
Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Dundee
Also currently working with the Research Dean in the role of Research Development Facilitator.