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Caring for Older People in Australia, 2nd Edition


ISBN: 9780730328346

Caring for Older People in Australia, Second Edition allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of caring for older Australians in a way that would make a difference in their everyday lives. With this resource you will leave your unit with the contemporary skills and knowledge to allow you to practice effectively and competently across the entire continuum of care settings.

Written by an author team of experienced academics and practicing clinicians, led by Amanda Johnson from the University of Western Sydney, each chapter highlights key issues with well-informed research and is the most representative resource in its field in market featuring a diverse range of ethnicities, genders and sexualities. The experiences of minority groups are featured throughout, and the chapter on sexuality in older people is the most comprehensive of any resource in the field.


  • Positive Approach: Unlike some aged care resources, Johnson 2e takes a positive approach to caring for older people with a focus on promoting healthy and active ageing.

  • Representative Content: The second edition is the most representative resource in the aged care discipline, featuring a variety of ethnicities, genders and sexualities.

  • Interactive Animations: Animated video cases bring nursing theory to life, helping you connect course concepts to real-world cases.
  • Revision ModulesCritical Thinking questions are embedded throughout the text, encouraging you to apply your learning in response to industry issues.

  • Trusted Authorship: Know you’re getting the best content from a combined team of academics and practicing clinicians.

Associate Professor Amanda Johnson is State Head of School at the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, NSW. She has worked in the tertiary sector since 1992. Dr Johnson’s PhD thesis is in undergraduate palliative care education. She has been an active leader in the development of undergraduate curriculum in the areas of aged care, chronic illness and palliation. In 2011, Dr Johnson was the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence award in Leadership for the IRONE project and in 2010 was Highly Commended in these awards for her teaching of chronic illness and palliation. Dr Johnson’s research over the last 12 years has been focused on aged care, dementia and palliation. She is committed to making a difference in the lives of older people through her teaching and research activities.

Professor Esther Chang is Director for Higher Research Degree and Course Advisor for the Honours program in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney. She has worked in academia since 1986, with three tertiary institutions. She has been a Head of School, Dean of the Faculty of Health, and Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. Professor Chang is committed to aged, dementia and palliative care; has received many large grants to investigate nursing and health needs in older people; and has developed models of care for acutely ill elderly patients and clients with end-stage dementia. Professor Chang’s international links have generated collaborative research into aged care across several countries. This process has influenced her ideas and reflections on the approach that texts need to embrace for effective student learning.

1. Healthy ageing and the older person
2. Understanding the ageing process
3. Person-centred care: culture, diversity and spirituality
4. Attitudes and communication: the older person, carers and families
5. Nutrition, hydration and feeding: impact on the older person
6. Pharmacology and complementary therapies
7. Risk assessment of the older person
8. Care of the older person in the emergency department
9. Rehabilitation, co-morbidity and complex care
10. Transition of settings: loss and grief
11. Pain and the older person
12. A palliative approach
13. Promoting continence
14. Depression in older people
15. Dementia: understanding & responding to behaviours
16. Sexuality
17. Continuous improvement in aged care
18. Bereavement care

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