This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Part IIG: Older Adults: Health and Illness Issues
The next 50 years will bring an unprecedented I increase in the number and relative percentage of elders (persons 65 years of age and older) in the United States and throughout the world. Worldwide, the number of elders is projected to increase so that by the year 2020 there will be more than 690 million, with 460 million in developing countries (World Health Organization, 1997). Although many future elders will be healthy and able to function independently in their environments, others will experience age-related changes and chronic illnesses that interfere with their abilities to function in daily activities. As the projected demographic changes have become more widely known and understood, there has been ...