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Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, 2nd ed.
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  • Kristen L. Mauk
  • Jean W. Lange, Fairfield University
  • Sheila Grossman, Fairfield University

Editor: Kristen L. Mauk

Contributing authors: Jean Lange, Sheila Grossman

Document Type
Book Contribution
Sheila Grossman and Jean Lange are contributing authors, "Theories of aging." (pp. 50 – 75). Book description: Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. This innovative text is the first of its kind to have over 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features of the text include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, case studies and more!
Publication Date
Publication Information

Lange, Jean & Grossman, Sheila. (2010). "Theories of aging." (pp. 50 – 75). In Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, 2nd ed. Edited by Mauk, K., Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett

Citation Information
Kristen L. Mauk, Jean W. Lange and Sheila Grossman. "Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, 2nd ed." (2010)
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