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Geriatric Nursing

  • Creator:   American Journal of Nurisng
  • Updated:   4/27/2021
  • Contains:  47 items
Our geriatric nursing collection contains articles related to caring for the older adult population. Included in this collection are two past series that appeared in AJN, see below for more details on these.
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HOW TO TRY THIS: Assessment of Transient Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

Dowling-Castronovo, Annemarie; Specht, Janet K.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 109(2):62-71, February 2009.

Screening for Mistreatment of Older Adults

Fulmer, Terry

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(12):52-59, December 2008.

Wandering in Hospitalized Older Adults: Identifying risk is the first step in this approach to preventing wandering in patients with dementia.

Rowe, Meredeth

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(10):62-70, October 2008.

Working with Families of Hospitalized Older Adults with Dementia: Caregivers are useful resources and should be part of the care team.

Bradway, Christine; Hirschman, Karen B.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(10):52-60, October 2008.

The Family Preferences Index: Helping family members who want to participate in the care of a hospitalized older adult.

Messecar, Deborah; Powers, Bethel Ann; Nagel, Corey L.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(9):52-59, September 2008.

Communication Difficulties in Hospitalized Older Adults with Dementia: Try these techniques to make communicating with patients easier and more effective.

Miller, Carol A.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(3):58-66, March 2008.

Avoiding Restraints in Patients with Dementia: Understanding, prevention, and management are the keys.

Evans, Lois K.; Cotter, Valerie T.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(3):40-49, March 2008.

How to Try This: The Mini Nutritional Assessment

DiMaria-Ghalili, Rose Ann; Guenter, Peggi A.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(2):50-59, February 2008.

Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

Fick, Donna Marie; Mion, Lorraine C.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(1):52-60, January 2008.

Recognition of Dementia in Hospitalized Older Adults

Maslow, Katie; Mezey, Mathy

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 108(1):40-49, January 2008.

How To Try This: The Mini-Cog

Carolan Doerflinger, Deirdre Mary

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 107(12):62-71, December 2007.

How to Try This: Detecting Delirium

Waszynski, Christine M.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 107(12):50-59, December 2007.

SENSORY IMPAIRMENT IN OLDER ADULTS: PART 1: HEARING LOSS: Hearing impairment is a significant, often debilitating, problem for many older adults, but assessment and intervention by nurses can help.

Wallhagen, Margaret I.; Pettengill, Elaine; Whiteside, Meredith

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(10):40-48, October 2006.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS: Caring for older adults, working with their families.

Schumacher, Karen; Beck, Claudia A.; Marren, Joan M.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(8):40-49, August 2006.

The Bathing Of Older Adults with Dementia: Easing the unnecessarily unpleasant aspects of assisted bathing.

Rader, Joanne; Barrick, Ann Louise; Hoeffer, Beverly; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(4):40-48, April 2006.

Functional Decline in Hospitalized Older Adults: It’s often a consequence of hospitalization, but it doesn’t have to be.

Graf, Carla

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(1):58-67, January 2006.

Depression & Dispiritedness in Later Life: A ‘gray drizzle of horror’ isn’t inevitable.

Butcher, Howard K.; McGonigal-Kenney, Meghan

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(12):52-61, December 2005.

RN Staffing Time and Outcomes of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents: Pressure ulcers and other adverse outcomes are less likely as RNs spend more time on direct patient care.

Horn, Susan D.; Buerhaus, Peter; Bergstrom, Nancy; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(11):58-70, November 2005.

BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA: Whether resisting care or exhibiting apathy, an older adult with dementia is attempting communication. Nurses and other caregivers must learn to ‘hear’ this language.

Smith, Marianne; Buckwalter, Kathleen

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(7):40-52, July 2005.

Nutrition in Older Adults: Intervention and assessment can help curb the growing threat of malnutrition.

DiMaria-Ghalili, Rose Ann; Amella, Elaine

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(3):40-50, March 2005.

Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: From Hospital To Home: An exploratory study of these patients and their caregivers.

Naylor, Mary D.; Stephens, Caroline; Bowles, Kathryn H.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(2):52-61, February 2005.

Communicating for Better Care: Improving nurse–physician communication.

Burke, Marina; Boal, Jeremy; Mitchell, Ruth

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 104(12):40-47, December 2004.

Presentation of Illness in Older Adults: If you think you know what you’re looking for, think again.

Amella, Elaine J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 104(10):40-51, October 2004.

The Challenge to Come: The Care of Older Adults: The senior boom is on its way, and with it comes new demands on clinicians. A new AJN series asks: are nurses ready?

Stotts, Nancy A.; Deitrich, Carole E.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 104(8):40-47, August 2004.

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