Working with the Elderly: Group Process and Techniques. Burnside, Irene. Belmont, Calif, Wadsworth, Ine, 1984, 514 pages, softcover.
Irene Burnside's second edition of Working with the Elderly: Group Process and Techniques is timely and will prove useful to students as well as practicing nurses. The graphic presentations throughout the text and the display of learning objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter enhance readability. The perspective of other disciplines, which has been expanded in this edition, becomes a reminder that interdisciplinary communications and collaboration are required.
Focusing on group process and techniques as the elderly are helped is an important contribution to maximum effectiveness as this nation confronts staggering new phenomena, an evergrowing elderly population, coupled with limited resources. Working with the Elderly: Group Process and Techniques moves us beyond illness care to the promotion of wellness and the maintenance of functional capacity. We are indeed grateful to Irene Burnside for such a useful source book.