Supporting Older Persons on Their Aging Journey
An Emancipatory Approach to Nursing Care
Supporting Older Persons on Their Aging Journey provides an emancipatory, holistic, patient-centred, and decolonizing approach to nursing practice for older persons and caregivers, focusing on their unique needs and experiences. Providing a general overview of aging and well-being, this text identifies trends in present nursing practice, discusses the future of an aging population, and seeks to create opportunities for individuals to live well with chronic conditions.
With a focus on collaboration and context as the keys to providing quality care that promotes health, well-being, and safety, the chapters discuss prevention strategies for successfully navigating life transitions. The authors encourage learners to creatively and collaboratively consider opportunities to support older people, their families, and caregivers so they may thrive, flourish, maintain their dignity, and fully define their own quality of life as they navigate the challenges of aging and illness.
This vital text is essential for nursing programs in universities and colleges within Canada, intended for courses on older persons, aging, or gerontological nursing.
- includes pedagogical features such as learning objectives, key terms, boxed inserts, activity suggestions, and a glossary
- centres a collaborative approach to nursing care through merging the power of an individual’s story with the expertise of nurses and other members of interdisciplinary teams
- focuses uniquely on the growing need for training and ongoing professional development for health care providers working with older persons in the Canadian context