Articles and Publications
Everyone is welcome to contribute. We would like your articles, viewpoints, letters, book reviews, news about workshops, jokes, anecdotes, pictures or whatever you wish to share with your gerontological nursing peers.
Gerontological Care in Acute Care Settings by Mary Kjorven
Free Love by Dr. Bethan Everett
Population Aging by Dr. Gloria Gutman
Toward a Gentler Approach to Frailty by Dr. John Sloan
Health Authority Approach to Falls by Dr. Fabio Feldman
Palliative Dementia Care in Residential Care
View the video ‘Gladys Wilson & Naomi Feil’: www.memorybridge.org/
Dementia Info: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/dementia/
View The Innovations for Seniors’s Health Video Series (from 2009 conference)
Telehealth has been quite a successful medium through which nursing education can be delivered. So far Medications in the Elderly and Hearing Loss have been presented. The evaluations received have been very positive. The power point presentations should be up on our website soon if not already.
Please also visit www.acgnn.ca which is the Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network website is continually having more information posted on it.
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is a department of the Government of Canada which exists to repay the nation’s debt of gratitude to those whose courageous efforts have given us a legacy of peace and freedom, and have contributed to our growth as a nation.
The patient electronic health record (EHR) is a computerized document that includes all of a person’s health information. In the past, this information, was held by many different health care workers in paper files and may not have included all of the necessary information or health details. The EHR provides great benefits to the complex care needs of the older adult who are either in the hospital, in residential care or living in the community, because it contains all of the necessary information the doctors and nurses need to make the best decisions for their patient.
Anorexia related to normal aging processes is a result of various anatomical, chemosensory, and biochemical changes that occur as our bodies’ age (Morely, 1997). Age related anorexia is a widespread concern in care homes and residential care institutions. Residents experiencing anorexia often require significantly more clinical time from care team members than other residents.