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Gerontological Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important but bolded references were chosen by members of the Gerontology Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the gerontology nursing certification examination.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & the National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Arnold, E., & Boggs, K. (2007). Interpersonal relationships: Professional communication skills for nurses (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Beers, M., Jones, T., Berkwits, M., Kaplan, J., & Porter, R. (Eds.). (2006). The Merck manual of health and aging. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Random House.

Bloom, B. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company Inc.

Brown, F. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health. (2009). Evidence based guidelines: Suicide, depression, long term care, delirium. http://researchnetwork.ccsmh.ca.

Canadian Diabetes Association. (2008). Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes in Canada. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2013). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., Mezey, M., & Fulmer, T. (2008). Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (3rd ed.) New York: Springer.

College of Nurses of Ontario. (2009). Restraints. Toronto: Author.

Day, R. A., Paul, P., Williams, B., Smeltzer, S. C., & Bare, B. (2007). Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ebersole, P., Hess, P., Touhy, T., & Jett, K. (2005). Gerontological nursing & healthy aging (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Ebersole, P., Hess, P., & Luggen, S. A. (2008). Toward healthy aging (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Eliopoulos, C. (2010). Gerontological nursing (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Foreman, M. D., Milisen, K., & Fulmer, T. T. (Eds.) (2010). Critical care nursing of older adults (3rd ed.). Danvers, MA: Springer.

Hoeman, S. P. (2008). Rehabilitation nursing: Prevention, intervention & outcomes (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Hoffman Wold, G. (2008). Basic geriatric nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Karsh, A. M. (2008). 2008 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Ambler, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Lewis, S. L., Heitkemper, M. M., Dirksen, S. R., & O’Brien, P. G., Giddens, J. F., & Bucher, L. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems. Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Linton, A., & Lach, H. (2007). Matteson & McConnel’s gerontological nursing: Concepts and practice (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Lueckenotte, A. G. (2006). Gerontologic nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2009). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Mauk, K. (2010). Gerontological nursing: Competencies for care (2nd ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

McPherson, B. D., & Wister, A. (2008). Aging as a social process: Canadian perspectives (5th ed.). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Meiner, S. (2011). Gerontologic nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Meraviglia, M., Sutter, R., & Gaskamp, C. D. (2006). Providing spiritual care to the terminally ill older adult. (Guideline). University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Centre, Research Dissemination Core.

Miller, C. (2012). Nursing for wellness in older adults (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Pagana, K. D., & Pagana, T. J. (2007). Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Potter, P. A., & Perry, A. G. (2010). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (4th ed. Revised). (J. C. Ross-Kerr & M. J. Wood, Eds.). Toronto: Mosby Elsevier Canada.

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2010). Emergency preparedness and response. Retrieved from: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ep-mu/index-eng.php.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. (2009). Best practice guidelines: constipation, fall prevention, assessment of dementia, delirium, depression, pressure ulcers. Retrieved from: http://www.rnao.org/Page.asp?PageID=861&SiteNodeID=133.

Saxon, S. V., Etten, M. J., & Perkins, E. A. (2010). Physical change & aging: A guide for the helping professions. Danvers, MA: Springer.

Stanley, M., Blair, K., & Gauntlett Beare, P. (Eds.). (2005). Gerontological nursing: Promoting successful aging with older adults (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

The Pallium Project. (2008). The pallium palliative pocketbook. Edmonton, AB: Author.

Touhy, T., & Jett, K. (2010). Ebersole and Hess’ gerontological nursing and healthy aging (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Touhy, T., & Jett, K. (2012a). Ebersole and Hess’ gerontological nursing and healthy aging (1st Canadian ed.). V. Boscart & L. McCleary (Eds.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Touhy, T., & Jett, K. (2012b). Ebersole and Hess’ Toward healthy aging: Human needs & nursing response. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Victoria Hospice Society. (2006). Medical care of the dying (4th ed.). Victoria, BC: Author.

Wallace, M. (2008). Essentials of gerontological nursing. Danvers, MA: Springer.
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August 2013