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  • Author:
    Elizabeth A. Swanson,Toni Ph.D. Tripp-Reimer
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Start by marking Life Transitions In The Older Adult: Issues For Nurses And Other Health Professionals as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Nurses and other health care professionals play an important role in helping older adults through transitional periods, and minimizing or preventing their health consequences. This book examines major types of life transitions for the elderly - such as relocation, retirement,, bereavement and loss, and grandparenting and surrogate parenting issues - and their implications for the health care of older adults.

This text is the third volume in a series devoted to issues in gerontological nursing. This volume focuses on life passages of adults as they move into old age and face changes such as retirement, relocation, and loss.

Gerontological nursing is the specialty of nursing pertaining to older adults. Gerontological nurses work in collaboration with older adults, their families, and communities to support healthy aging, maximum functioning, and quality of life. The term gerontological nursing, which replaced the term geriatric nursing in the 1970s, is seen as being more consistent with the specialty's broader focus on health and wellness, in addition to illness.

Ms. Greenberg is funded by a NIH NINR T32 pre-doctoral scholarship in The NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health and Center for Integrative Science in Aging. Series: SPRINGER SERIES ON ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING.

Nurses and other health care professionals can play an important role in helping older adults cope with transitional periods, and in minimizing or preventing their health consequences. This book examines the types of major transitions for the elderly - such as relocation, retirement,, bereavement and loss - and their common implications for health. The contributors show how nursing interventions with older adults coping with change can mediate and even prevent adverse health consequences.

It is urgent that health care professionals focus on the older person’s individual needs and preferences. This means that care must be considered from the perspectives of the older person’s biographical as well as medical history, and the complexity of the situation. Despite the lack of information and participation in the transition process, they were grateful and humble to the systems of care they were a part of. This, however, also encompassed rejections of own needs. It is urgent that health care professionals focus on the older person’s individual needs and preferences.

In Swanson, E. A. and Tripp-Reimer, T. (ed., Life Transitions in the Older Adult: Issues for Nurses and Other . Older adult transitions into long-term care: a meta-synthesis. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43, 41–49. Recommend this journal., Life Transitions in the Older Adult: Issues for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Schut, H. Stroebe, M. Bout, J. and Keijser, J. (1997). Intervention for the bereaved: gender differences in the efficacy of two counselling programmes. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 63–72.

J. P. Tracy and S. DeYoung, Moving to an assisted living facility: exploring the transitional experience of elderly individuals, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 26–33, 2004. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus.

Older adults are major consumers of health care. The nurses tended to speak to the older patients in a patronizing tone and did not involve them in consultations or decisions. Within the context of an ageing society, their presence in the health care system will continue to grow. In a similar vein, McLafferty and Morrison (2004) found that nurses’ negative attitudes towards older patients were reflected in low expectations for rehabilitation as well as in more detached treatment of the patients.

Nurses and other health care professionals can play an important role in helping older adults cope with transitional periods, and in minimizing or preventing their health consequences. This book examines the types of major transitions for the elderly - such as relocation, retirement, institutionalization, bereavement and loss - and their common implications for health. The contributors show how nursing interventions with older adults coping with change can mediate and even prevent adverse health consequences.