Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Pathways Through the Transitions of Care for Older Adults: 2011: Volume 31 by Springer Publishing Co Inc (Hardback, 2012)
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- DescriptionDesignated a Doody's Core Title! [This] volume contributes useful kwledge t only to the field of aging studies, but to multiple disciplines and public policy. Anyone interested in aging studies or health care would find this volume useful and enlightening. --Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This unique volume, with its person- and context-centered focus, is the only book to emphasize the need to incorporate social, cultural, and demographics into transitional care protocol for elderly patients. It encompasses the larger context of life experience in order to provide optimal pathways through transitions of care for elderly patients and has broad implications for shaping policy and future research. A consideration of contextual factors for both patients and caregivers is woven throughout the book. Chapters focus on physical and complex health problems shaping transitions of care, legal, ethical, and decision-making issues including informed consent and end of life, the impact of the current fragmented healthcare system on transitions of care, educating the workforce in transitions of care, and planning for future pathways of transition that will accommodate the rapidly growing elderly population. The volume will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, students, elderly patients, and their caregivers. Key Features: Describes a person- and context-centered focus emphasizing social demographics and geographic location in understanding transitions of care among older adults. Based on the most current research on critical issues in transitional care for the elderly Written by a multidisciplinary cast of highly respected authors Includes case studies and discussion of how specific conditions affect transitions of care in different ways Addresses the physical and emotional effects of transitions on patients and caregivers
- Author BiographyPeggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, is Professor of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill and Interim Co-director, UNC Institute on Aging. She is a past President of the Gerontological Society of America (2009-2010). Dr. Dilworth-Anderson is also an appointed member of the National Research Advisory Council for the NIH/NIA and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association. She has received numerous awards for her work; and in 2010, she was the recipient of the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award for her research on Alzheimer's disease. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and National Council on Family Relations. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Alzheimer's & Dementia, and Aging and Mental Health. Her publications span three decades.||Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN, is Professor and the Helen W. and Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging, at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. She is an interim co-director of the UNC Institute on Aging and the project director of a Health Resources and Services Administration Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program grant entitled, Improving the Care of Acutely Ill Elders. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and on the Editorial Boards of Geriatric Nursing and Clinical Geriatrics. Dr. Palmer is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American Geriatrics Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. She is the nurse representative to the International Continence Society's Ethics Committee and she serves on the Public Education Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. She is the author of award winning books on urinary continence and a widely published author of book chapters and professional journal articles.
- PublisherSpringer Publishing Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/02/2012
- SubjectMedicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleAnnual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer Publishing Co Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight527 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byMary Palmer,Peggye Dilworth-Anderson
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