Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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Steps to Better Health

Jean Sweeney-Dunn, RN, FNPC, MSN

Abstract

Steps to Better Health. Reston Publishers, Reston, Virginia. 298 pages, $9.95.

Some of the strengths of the book are found in Chapter 1 , which gave valuable information on health maintenance guidelines.

The laboratory information was too sophisticated for client use. Other terms that are indicative of the excessive technical terms include the use of monilial vaginitis rather than using yeast infection.

Another strength of this book is the identification of the drugs used for treatment, their side effects and their effect on the body. The sources of this information for the consumer are very limited.

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate my contention that this book is a valuable resource for the consumer. Generally, we underestimate the intelligence of the lay person; particularly the elderly.…

Steps to Better Health. Reston Publishers, Reston, Virginia. 298 pages, $9.95.

Some of the strengths of the book are found in Chapter 1 , which gave valuable information on health maintenance guidelines.

The laboratory information was too sophisticated for client use. Other terms that are indicative of the excessive technical terms include the use of monilial vaginitis rather than using yeast infection.

Another strength of this book is the identification of the drugs used for treatment, their side effects and their effect on the body. The sources of this information for the consumer are very limited.

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate my contention that this book is a valuable resource for the consumer. Generally, we underestimate the intelligence of the lay person; particularly the elderly.

10.3928/0098-9134-19840801-19

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