Scope of Gerontological Nursing Practice Definition and Description Gerontological nursing is an evidence-based nursing specialty practice that addresses the unique physiological, psychosocial, developmental, economic, cultural, and spiritual needs related to the process of aging and care of older adults. ; on behalf of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Communicating with Older Adults Current Issue. The field also promotes an aging focus in basic, clinical, and translational critical care research. Generally speaking, the term "critical gerontology" can be used to describe a rather broad spectrum of theoretical interests, ranging from constructions and deconstructions of aging to the issue of power and control in contemporary society. AACN Adv Crit Care. A critical analysis of gerontological nursing practice guided by Leininger's theory of culture care diversity and universaity * ... From this approach, geriatric nursing health care promotion should take place through dignified care with a view to elucidating the path to well being. In addition, a good theory must be holistic and take into account all that impacts on a person Communicating with Older Adults: Recognizing Hidden Traps in Health Care Decision Making. The frailty syndrome: a critical issue in geriatric oncology. Herridge MS, Cheung AM, Tansey CM, Matte-Martyn A, Diaz-Granados N, Al-Saidi F, Cooper AB, Guest CB, Mazer CD, Mehta S, et al. This emerging field, known as âgeriatric critical care medicine,â addresses the complexities and vulnerabilities of older adults with critical illness by incorporating the principles of geriatric medicine into critical care. 2009; 20:254â266. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. ... the ninth edition retains its acclaimed holistic approach through insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care. â¢Social Gerontological Theory Before 1961 â¢Role Theory and Activity Theory â¢The First Transformation of Theory â¢Disengagement Theory â¢Gerotranscendence Theory â¢Continuity Theory â¢Alternative Theoretical Perspectives â¢Symbolic Interactionism & Subculture of Aging, Labeling Theory, Age Stratification This special publication provides an introduction to common heuristics (mental shortcuts) and biases (predictable systematic errors in reasoning) that could affect health care decisions made by older adults, health care providers, and caregivers. Prepare your students for successful gerontological practice! Gerontological Social Work in Action introduces "anti-oppression gerontology" (AOG), a critical approach to social work with older adults, their families, and communities. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells how and why phenomena are related, leads to prediction, and provides process and understanding. AOG principles are applied to direct and indirect practice and a range of topics of relevance to social work practice in the context of a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse world. Bed rest in health and critical illness: a body systems approach. The purpose of this thesis has been to explore the discursive production of delirium in people over the age of 65 years. Critical Gerontology. This article is a critique of the successful aging (SA) paradigm as described in the Rowe and Kahn book, Successful Aging (1998). The philosophical approaches underpinning the study were derived from the field of critical gerontology, postmodernism and the utilisation of a Foucauldian understanding of discourse and power/knowledge. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3181ac838d Medline Google Scholar; 48. The major point of this article is that two key ideas in the book may be understood as consonant with neoliberalism, a social perspective that came into international prominence at the same time the SA paradigm was initially promoted. There is clear evidence that the geriatric approach based on CGA is superior to the usual care in the management and care of older patients with hip fracture , and congestive heart failure , , . The earliest gerontological theory in the functionalist perspective is disengagement theory, which suggests that withdrawing from society and social relationships is a natural part of growing old.There are several main points to the theory.