With the assistance of Barbara J. Berkman, D.S.W.; Christopher M. Callahan, M.D.; Terry T. Fulmer, R.N., Ph.D.; Ethel L. Mitty, R.N., Ed.D.; Gregory J. Paveza, M.S.W., Ph.D.; Eugenia L. Siegler, M.D.; Neville E. Strumpf, R.N., Ph.D.; and Melissa M. Bottrell, M.P.H.
"[A] widely researched, well cross-referenced compilation…this is a readable and very informative book….This encyclopedia is an important reference guide that will empower readers through its careful explication of complex subjects and help fill the intellectual gap that people often feel when discussing these important issues with health care providers and loved ones.”
- The Bloomsbury Review
"... a highly commendable contribution to the elder-care literature, which should be of edifying value to all those with an interest in expanding their reservoir of elder care knowledge.... The entries, collectively, traverse an impressively-wide swath of the vast, interdisciplinary expanse of elder care…the information presented in the encyclopedia is generally very informative and instructive; and the encyclopedia is certainly a timely, significant addition to the evolving body of elder-care literature…very highly recommended.”
- Journal of Gerontological Nursing
". . . an authoritative, comprehensive overview of the best clinical research and practice in contemporary gerontology and geriatrics. Editor Mathy D. Mezey, a distinguished pioneer in elder care, has been joined by many of the nation's most notable scholars and experienced clinicians in producting this timely, readable volume for an aging society."
- George L. Maddox, Ph.D., Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Elder care has become a growing concern for many families, for communities, for health professionals, and for the many establishments that provide living arrangements for the elderly. To work in elder care requires a command of current information from multiple disciplines, including nursing, medicine, social work, counseling, even dentistry and physical therapy. Now, for the first time, this information has been gathered in a single source.
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care
features nearly 300 articles providing practical information on how to care for elders. Written by experts, this state-of-the-art resource addresses: home care, including family-based care; nursing home care; rehabilitation; case management; social services; assisted living; palliative care; and more.
Each article concludes with references to pertinent Web sites. Easy to read and extensively cross-referenced, this comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care will be an indispensable tool for all in the caring professions.
Book Binding: Paperback
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Mathy D. Mezey, R.N., Ph.D. has been the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at New York University since 1991, and the director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing Practice since 1996. The author of five books and over fifty publications, Dr. Mezey was previously a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Teaching Nursing Home Program.