Geropsychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

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Karen Devereaux, Susan Crocker
Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Fecha Publicacion
16 ene. 2010
Overview Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Second Edition addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults experiencing common late life mental health and psychiatric problems. This text features experts in gerontological nursing and geropsychiatric fields and provides essential information for advanced practice and professional nurses in addition to graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to include crucial areas such as assessment, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults. New to this edition are case studies in each chapter and discussion questions. This new edition also presents the work of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) in its entirety. The focus of the GPNC is to improve the education of nurses who care for elders suffering from depression, dementia, and other mental health disorders. The collaborative effort enhances extant competencies for all levels of nursing education, focusing on older adults with mental health/illness concerns. Shared in the Appendix are the competency statements developed for basic, graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education nursing programs. Table of Contents Section I Overview of Aging and Mental Health Issues Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview of Aging and Older Adulthood Chapter 2 Geropsychiatric Nursing as a Subspecialty Chapter 3 Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment: An Integrated Approach Chapter 4 Ethnic Elders Chapter 5 Mental Health Promotion Chapter 6 Psychopharmacology Section II Psychopathology of Late Life Chapter 7 Nursing Assessment and Treatment of Depressive Disorders of Late Life Chapter 8 Nursing Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Late Life Chapter 9 Psychosis in older Adults Chapter 10 Substance Abuse in Older Adults Section III Issues in Geropsychiatric and mental Health of Older Adults Chapter 11 Delirium Chapter 12 Nursing Assessment of Clients with Dementias of Late Life: Screening, Diagnosis, and Communication Chapter 13 Nursing Management of Clients Experiencing Dementias of Late Life: Care Environments, Clients, and Caregivers Chapter 14 Addressing Problem Behaviors Common to Late-Life Dementias Chapter 15 Family Caregiving Chapter 16 Normal and Disordered Sleep in Late Life Chapter 17 Pathological Gambling among Older Adults Chapter 18 Elder Mistreatment Chapter 19 End of Life Chapter 20 Social, Health and Long-term Care Programs and Policies Affecting Mental Health in Older Adults Chapter 21 Envisioning the Future of Geropsychiatric Nursing About the Author(s) Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, GNP, ANP, BC, FAANP, FGSA-Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts Dr. Karen Devereaux Melillo is Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing, and Coordinator of the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. This program was named to the top tier of graduate nursing programs for this specialty by U.S. News and World Report, the only New England College or University recognized. She earned her PhD from Brandeis University’s Florence Heller School for the Advanced Study of Social Welfare in 1990, where her studies focused on aging, long-term care and health policy. She received her Master of Science Degree in Gerontological Nursing from the University of Lowell in 1978, which prepared her as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner; in 1998, she was awarded the Francis Cabot Lowell Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Health Professions at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was also selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and for the Distinguished Alumni Award from Massachusetts Bay Community College, both in 2001. In 2009, she was selected as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. Since coming to the University in 1982, she has established an active research program on the utilization of Nurse Practitioners in institutional long-term care, for which she received the American College of Health Care Administrators Long-Term Care Research Award. Her research has focused on health promotion, specifically physical fitness and exercise activity of older adults, as well as the application of a wandering technology device for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently Principal Investigator on a 3-year funded study from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, Nursing Workforce Diversity (D19HP009221, 07-01-08 to 06-30-2011) and from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Workforce Development grant (2007-2010), for the Bring Diversity to Nursing project, totaling over $1M. She was a Co-Investigator on a 5-year, $3.5M National Institutes of Health, NIOSH-funded study on “Health Disparities Among Healthcare Workers,” where she led the qualitative case study research effort in two nursing homes. Dr. Melillo has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. She is a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals, including Geriatric Nursing, and is an Editorial Advisory Board member for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. She is an abstract reviewer for the Gerontological Society of America, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Since 2008, she has served as an Expert Panel member on the American Academy of Nursing/Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Geropsychiatric Nursing Core Competency Workgroup and on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing’s, Transitioning to Adult-Gerontology APRN Education: Ensuring the APRN Workforce is Prepared to Care for Older Adults, NP Expert Panel. She is active in a number of national professional associations, state task forces, and local Boards, including D’Youville Senior Care. She is Past-President of the Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.
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