As the baby boom generation enters retirement age, greater numbers of people eventually will enter nursing homes. Portraying people who have lived in worked in long-term facilities, and family members struggling with nursing home issues, "Elder Care Catastrophe" reveals how organizational dynamics and everyday rituals have unintentionally led to resident neglect and abuse. It is the only book on nursing homes to use systematic research and sociological theory to understand different types of nursing home maltreatment. The book provides critical information to any lay person, nursing home employee, policymaker, student or researcher concerned with elder care issues, and offers alternative models for lessening the maltreatment of people living in nursing homes.
A leading health care journalist unravels the complexity of the current nursing shortage while offering possible solutions to the resulting health care crisis.
This updated edition helps readers assess and build their knowledge of critical care nursing as they prepare for the certification exam. The book consists of three 200-question sample examinations that provide extensive practice and review key content. An in-depth rationale, complete with references, is included for each question.
This one-of-a-kind interactive workbook prepares medical students for the Clinical Skills exam (CS) by simulating patient cases likely to be tested. Includes over 60 simulated practice cases in internal medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. Each case includes a brief patient background and clinical pearls while the workbook format gives students an opportunity to develop checklists for each case. Students will also find this useful for end-of-clerkship OSCE.