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Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions By Annette M. Lane

Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions by Annette M. Lane

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Illustrates the complexities of the transitions faced by older adults and their family members, and offers ideas for nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other health and human service professionals in working with vulnerable aging individuals.

Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions Summary

Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions by Annette M. Lane

Old age is no place for sissies! exclaimed Bette Davis. This has always been true, but with the challenges of our current society, it has become even more poignant.

Transitions, in and of themselves, are confounding and challenging to navigate! While transitions can be difficult for anyone, for a number of reasons they often pose great problems for older adults within North America.

The NEW third edition of Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions illustrates the complexities of these transitions faced by older adults and their family members and offers ideas for nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other health and human service professionals in working with vulnerable aging individuals.

Written by educators and authors with extensive experience working with older adults in many different sites, including community agencies, hospitals, and hospice, Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions:
  • Addresses transitions such as coping with chronic illness, retirement, illnesses, relocations (e.g. moves to facilities), and the final transition, dying and death.
  • Incorporates within each chapter, websites, references and a case example that illustrates the challenges of transition, as well as how health and human service professionals can assess and intervene.
  • Discuses issues of meaning and purpose that may arise through these transitions, as well as the challenges experienced by families of older adults assisting their family members.
  • Features a chapter that analyzes offer future directions for research and professional practice that may benefit older adults (and their family members) as they experience the challenges of later life.
  • Integrates a mixture of the authors' personal and professional experiences.
  • Is easy to adopt! Learning activities, PowerPoint? (R) presentations, and multiple choice questions are provided to adopting instructors.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Our Changing Understanding of Human Transition
  • How Transitions are Conceptualized
  • Domains of Transition
  • Coping With Transitions
  • Factors That Influence the Transition Experience
  • Assessment and Interventions During Transitions
  • Chapter 2 Transitions and Older Adults: An Overview
  • Why This Is an Important Topic
  • What Are the Transitions Faced by Older Adults?
  • The Complexities of Transitions in Older Adulthood
  • Underlying Assumptions in Working With Older Adults
  • Challenges for Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Chapter 3 Health Transitions in Older Adults
  • Physical Illness: Chronic
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mental Illness
  • Medication Usage and Addictions
  • Framework Within Which to Understand Illness
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Chapter 4 Housing Transitions
  • The Concept of Home
  • Global Perspective
  • Housing Options in Later Life
  • Theory and Research That Underlies Our Understanding of Transitions
  • Interventions to Promote Positive Transition Experiences
  • Chapter 5 Existential Transitions
  • Development of Personhood
  • Existential Transitions in Older Adults
  • Interventions to Address Existential Issues in Older Adults
  • Existential Work for Professionals
  • Chapter 6 Death: The Final Transition
  • Myths About Dying in Advancing Years
  • Issues Related to Dying for Older Adults
  • Issues for Family Members
  • Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 7 The Family
  • Definition of the Family
  • Developmental Tasks of an Aging Family
  • Challenges in Working With the Family
  • Principles in Assessment and Intervention With Families
  • Chapter 8 Future Directions
  • Education for Current and Future Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Services in the CommUnity
  • Housing Options
  • Support for Families (Caregivers)
  • Advocacy: By Older Adults for Older Adults and the Vulnerable
  • Afterword
  • Index

Additional information

NLS9781524976439
9781524976439
1524976431
Older Adults: Understanding and Facilitating Transitions by Annette M. Lane
New
Paperback
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.
20181121
277
N/A
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