Care of Older Adults for Optimal Quality of Life: Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions is a textbook designed for upper division undergraduate nursing students, graduate students, nurse clinicians, nurse educators, and nurse scientists. Each chapter addresses a National Association of Nursing Diagnoses-International (NANDA-I) nursing diagnosis that is relevant to older adult care with information about the prevalence, significance for quality of life, related factors, and defining characteristics of NANDA diagnosis. Chapters each highlight:
- Targeted Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) outcomes and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) interventions;
- Case studies illustrate the diagnosis, outcomes, interventions, and monitoring outcomes over time;
- Assessment data and tools to identify a diagnosis;
- Linkages between nursing and medical diagnoses to advantage advanced practice nurses’ documentation of nursing care for reimbursement;
- Research evidence supporting nursing interventions for each diagnosis and achievement of desired outcomes.