An unequalled compendium of cutting-edge information on self neglect.This authoritative resource in provides nurses and healthcare professionals with a comprehensive overview and analysis of self-neglect in older adults. With an aging global population, self-neglect is emerging as a complex problem that crosses multiple disciplines of health and social care. Characterized by a harmful inattention to health and hygiene, self-neglect manifests in a variety of ways across the world that healthcare professionals need to be able to recognize and manage.The only text with the latest analysis of theoretical perspectives, research, and evidence from global leaders in the field, chapters tackle the interdisciplinary problem of self-neglect to deliver current professional practice tools and clinical practice interventions. Replete with case studies that examine the ethical, legal, and medical issues of self-neglect, the content is immediately applicable to researchers and clinicians. An extensive list of contributors from the U.S., Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Israel, Canada, and Korea include respected researchers, practitioners, and academics from multiple health and social care disciplines along with health and social care services who have played a critical role in advancing research, public awareness, and policy on self-neglect.Key Features:Delivers multi-faceted, cutting-edge information on self-neglect in older adults for nurses and related healthcare professionalsAddresses theory, research, evidence, assessment and measurement, and clinical practice interventionsIncludes practical applications, case studies, and illustrations in each chapterAuthored by an international panel of authoritative leaders in gerontologyProvides debate and discussion on self-neglect that will promote further enquiry and research
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Geraldine McCarthy, PhD, MSN, MEd, DipN, RNT, RGN, Fellow RCSI, is emeritus professor of nursing at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork (UCC) and Chair of the South/South West Acute Hospital Group, which comprises nine hospitals in the south of Ireland. Prior to this, she was founding professor and dean of the nursing school at UCC, and held the post of head of the UCC College of Medicine and Health, providing strategic leadership in research and educational programs in medicine, dentistry, therapies, pharmacy, nursing, and midwifery. She has also held a variety of other positions in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. She holds an MEd from Trinity College Dublin, and MSN and PhD degrees in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a member of a number of national and European bodies and her ministerial appointments include one to the Fulbright Commission. She has been the editor/author of a number of books and continually contributes to nursing publications.
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