Gerontological Nursing, 1st Edition

A Holistic Approach to the Care of Older People
Authors :
Caroline Vafeas & Susan Slatyer
Date of Publication: 04/2021

This first edition Australian text aligns nursing care principles and practice to the unique requirements of older people. Written by leading academics and clinicians, Gerontological Nursing: A holistic approach to the care of older people cover......view more

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This first edition Australian text aligns nursing care principles and practice to the unique requirements of older people.

Written by leading academics and clinicians, Gerontological Nursing: A holistic approach to the care of older people covers the essential skills of gerontological care with a focus on chronic diseases, neurocognitive disorders, mental health, quality of life and healthy ageing, palliative care and bereavement, safety issues, and the role of the caregiver.

As nurses play an ever more critical role in supporting the needs of an ageing population, this essential text will enable nursing students to navigate the complexities of older people’s healthcare, promote healthy ageing, and help people to live well.


Key Features
  • End of chapter practice scenarios with questions
  • Tips for best practice
  • Focus on contemporary models of care and clinical governance
  • Inclusion of most common chronic diseases affecting older adults including dementia, depression and delirium
  • Dedicated chapter on Safety and Security
  • Expert contributors from multiple Australian and New Zealand universities
  • Aligned to the Australian Aged Care Quality Standards as well as international standards and guidelines
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve

  • eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • PowerPoints
  • MCQs

Chapter worksheets


Author Information
By Caroline Vafeas, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RN, Director Undergraduate Nursing Studies School of Nursing and Midwifery Western Australia, Australia and Susan Slatyer, PhD, BNurs (Hons.), RN, Associate Professor of Nursing College of Science Health Engineering and Education Murdoch University Western Australia, Australia