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.

Supportive and Nonsupportive Care Environments for the Elderly

Supportive and Nonsupportive Care Environments for the Elderly

Supportive and nonsupportive care environments for the elderly
Linda R.Phillips, MarthaAyres

A central goal of gerontological nursing is to assist elders to optimize or preserve functional abilities in the face of age-related changes and illness and its long-term consequences. Many factors that influence reaching this goal are person related. For example, although many controversies exist (such as whether age-related changes are a natural consequence of aging or induced externally and whether these changes should be interpreted in terms of decline or growth; e.g., Birren & Bengston, 1988), there is no argument that elders experience physical and, to some degree, psychological and cognitive changes ...

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