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NURS 6540 Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6540 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Alfonso, H. (2009). The importance of living wills and advance directives. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(10), 42–45.

Alsop, A. (2010). Collaborative working in end-of-life care: Developing a guide for health and social care professionals.International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16(3), 120–125.

Budnitz, D., Lovegrove, M., Shehab, N., & Richards, C. (2011). Emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in older Americans. The New England Journal of Medicine, 365(21), 2002–2012.

Burr, S. (2012). Identifying common lesions and rashes in the elderly. Nursing & Residential Care, 14(5), 239–242.

Casey, D. A., & Walker, D. M. (2011). The clinical realities of advance directives. Widener Law Review, 17(2), 429–442.

Dilworth-Anderson, P., Pierre, G., & Hilliard, T. S. (2012). Social justice, health disparities, and culture in the care of the elderly.Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40(1), 26–32.

Don’t miss underlying reason for elder’s fall: Perform a functional assessment. (2010). ED Nursing, 13(5), 58–59.

Ehlenbach, W. J., Barnato, A. E., Curtis, J. R., Kreuter, W., Koepsell, T., Deyo, R., & Stapleton, R. (2009). Epidemiologic study of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(1), 22–31.

Gagan, M. (2009). The SOAP format enhances communication. Nursing New Zealand, 15(5), 15.

Hoskins, B. L. (2011). Safe prescribing for the elderly. Nurse Practitioner, 36(12), 47–52.

Houde, S., & Melillo, K. (2009). Caring for an aging population. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(12), 8–13.

Kohn, R., & Verhoek-Oftedahl, W. (2011). Caregiving and elder abuse. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 94(2), 47–49.

McGowan, C. M. (2011). Legal Issues. Legal aspects of end-of-life care. Critical Care Nurse, 31(5), 64–69.

Rosen, S., & Reuben, D. (2011). Geriatric assessment tools. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York, 78(4), 489–497.

Watkins, L., Hall, C., & Kring, D. (2012). Hospital to home: A transition program for frail older adults. Professional Case Management, 17(3), 117–125.

Watson, E. (2010). Advance directives: Self-determination, legislation, and litigation issues. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 21(1), 9–14.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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