Discussion of issues and trends in care of older adults. The nursing process is applied in assisting older adults with adaptation to physiological, psychosocial, and developmental stressors. Online interaction, readings, critical thinking questions and activities, health education video, exams. Please review the policies page as it contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU and additional information on the standards for acceptable netiquette important for online courses.
NURSING NURS 3325 RN-BSN Holistic Care Older Adults
NIMH » Older Adults and Mental Health
Jill A. The health of older Americans will become a critical national policy issue during this century. As the population of older adults increases dramatically, there are few signs that adequate resources are available to meet the challenge of providing health care and good quality of life for older adults and their families. A fundamental change in the values emphasized in the American culture, and in other cultures, will be required to change the present health care system from one which focuses on diagnosis and treatment of disease to a system that attends to the major issues that affect quality of life of older adults and their families. This article discusses four critical areas influencing the quality of life of older Americans: providing resources to individuals to help manage chronic medical conditions, assuring a sufficient number of primary health care providers educated in geriatrics and gerontology, removing financial barriers to accessing health care and medications, and changing the American cultural value system that emphasizes disease treatment over providing emotional, educational, and support resources.
Pain Assessment for Older Adults
Generate a knowledge base of the processes and issues associated with aging, including the needs and functional capabilities of the older adult. Use knowledge concepts to solve aging issues while recognizing that interdisciplinary care is essential for quality care. Create a perspective on the aging of God's children that recognizes the potential and the possible, and acknowledges that the aging process includes spiritual, physical and psychosocial perspectives. Reflect on how personal development is connected to professional development as a life-long learner. Theory and content in the nursing care optimizing the functional status of older adults through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies.
To ensure optimal health outcomes for older adults, nurses in all settings should be familiar with geriatric health problems and demonstrate proficiency in providing care. Assessing the health needs of elderly patients can reduce their hospitalization rate and enhance their quality of life and independence. Information you obtain from an accurate assessment serves as the foundation for age-appropriate nursing care. The nursing process addresses the full range of human experiences and responses to health.