This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme.
As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the healthcare system, and caring for older people is now the concern of every nurse. This book aims to help you understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping you to examine attitudes towards older people in healthcare and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the wellbeing of the individual.
· Easy-to-read introduction written specifically for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of your placements with older people
· Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, and shows the lived experiences of the older person
· Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education
· Plenty of activities help you to build critical thinking and graduate skills.