The Care and Wellbeing of Older People: A Textbook for Health Care Students

Angela Kydd (Editor), Timothy Duffy (Editor), Francis Duffy (Editor)

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The Care and Wellbeing of Older People is aimed at all those training and taking courses relating to the healthcare of older people. This could mean pre- and post-registration students in universities and colleges as well as practitioners in hospitals and care homes. The book relates to UK standards and competencies (e.g. NMC Standards, Skills for Health and Skills for Care competencies) relating to the care and wellbeing of Older People. The book is suitable for students in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Student learning is supported by case studies, activities, a glossary, references and further reading. Covering a wide range of topics in primary and secondary care, this contributed volume provides a comprehensive exploration of the current issues and challenges involved in the care of older people. With a focus on the user s experience of care and the implications for joint working, the textbook includes chapters on subjects like: Values; Communication; Advocacy and rights; Interprofessional working; Protecting vulnerable adults; Promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing; Life in care; Palliative care; Social networks. This is the core undergraduate textbook in a new series of resources on the Care and Wellbeing of Older People. Titles in the series will cover theory and practice, knowledge and skills development, reflection and professional development. The series will include books for both undergraduate pre-registration students and for postgraduate students.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherReflect Press Ltd
Number of pages440
ISBN (Print)978-1906052157
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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