Publication Year: 2011
Authors/Editor: Dilworth-Anderson, Peggye; Palmer, Mary
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This unique volume, with its person- and context-centered focus, is the only book to emphasize the need to incorporate social, cultural, and demographics into transitional care protocol for elderly patients. It encompasses the larger context of life experience in order to provide optimal pathways through transitions of care for elderly patients and has broad implications for shaping policy and future research.
*Describes a person- and context-centered focus emphasizing social demographics and geographic location in understanding transitions of care among older adults.
*Based on the most current research on critical issues in transitional care for the elderly.
*Written by a multidisciplinary cast of highly respected authors
*Includes case studies and discussion of how specific conditions affect transitions of care in different ways.
*Addresses the physical and emotional effects of transitions on patients and caregivers.