Higher Education

Geriatric Respiratory Care, 1st Edition

  • Helen Sorenson Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska
  • James A. Thorson University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • ISBN-10: 0827370547  |  ISBN-13: 9780827370548
  • 208 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00



A text for gerontology and geriatrics that focuses entirely on respiratory care. It provides a unique insight into the medical and psychosocial problems of the geriatric population. The text covers the various theories of aging and the issues of aging from the sociological perspective.

Features and Benefits

  • review questions at end of chaper promote class discussion
  • promotes understanding of physiologic and pharmacologic implications
  • promotes understanding of the medical, economic and sociologic impact of the increased number of elderly
  • assists readers in developing an understanding of geriatrics and how it may impact health care in the near future
  • Case studies illustrate key concepts to facilitate learning

Table of Contents

Gerontology:The Study of Aging.Psychosocial Issues.Anatomic and Physiologic Changes in Later Life.Chronic Diseases of the Elderly.Pharmacology.Acute Disease of the Elderly.Long Term Care.The End of Life.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Helen Sorenson

Helen Sorenson is the Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Program at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska