51152 Geriatric Nursing

Course Description

The course is designed to focus on the comprehensive delivery of care through the use of nursing process to elderly and geriatric patients in various health care settings. Focusses: Introduction to gerontology /geriatric nursing, health of older adults today, theories related to the aging process, major misconceptions held about the older adult populations, major health needs of the older population, factors that contribute to the aging process, major health needs of the older adults, primary criteria for effective programs for older adults, various living arrangements for the care of the older adults, the future role of the community health nurse when working with the older adults, Problems associated with the ageing process, factors that influence successful ageing, fundamental requirements for effective nursing of any population, hospice and respite care services

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Define’’ Geriatrics/Gerontology nursing
  • 2. Describe the health of older adults today
  • 3. Describe the theories related to the aging process.
  • 4. List some of the major misconceptions held about the older adult populations.
  • 5. Describe the major health needs of the older population.
  • 6. Identify factors that contribute to the aging process.
  • 7. Describe the major health needs of the older adults.
  • 8. Discuss four primary criteria for effective programs for older adults.
  • 9. Describe various living arrangements for the care of the older adults.
  • 10. Describe the future role of the community health nurse when working with the older adults

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • GERONTOLOGY [GERIATRIC] NURSING notes by Phineas A. (2012)
  • Donabedian A. The quality of care: how can it be assessed?
  • Geratirc Nursing Barnes and Noble
  • Gronotological Nurisng nursecredentialing.org

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite

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