NUR4286 All Units Discussions Latest 2019 March NUR4286 Gerontology and End of Life

NUR4286 All Units Discussions

NUR4286 All Units Discussions Latest 2019 March NUR4286 Gerontology and End of Life

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 What will be possible roles and
responsibilities of future healthcare professionals in long-term care
facilities and home care?

DQ2 Consider the term “Baby
Boomer”. What does it mean, how old
are they and what characteristics do they posses that are different from the
other age groups?

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Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Generally the level of cognition declines
as one gets older. How can you ensure that this decline will be minimal? List
five things that you can do to improve your cognitive level.

DQ2 Based on what you learned in the
chapter, why does driving become more difficult with advancing age? What other
life tasks may be more difficult for older adults, and why?

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Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 If you could design a health
promotion/disease prevention course or workshop for older adults, what topic
would you discuss? Why would you select
that particular topic?

DQ2 Identify and article on older adults
and sexuality/sexually transmitted infections.
Summarize the article with your thoughts on sexuality and STI in the
older population.

How have your family, culture, and religion
affected:

Your own sexuality?

Your views on the sexuality of senior
adults?

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Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Develop a curriculum for an elder
college. In addition to possible course offerings and student services, design
a physical environment suitable for these older students.

DQ2 An older adult client needs long-term
services and supports and wants to stay in her home. She is on Medicare and
Medicaid and receives modest Social Security benefits. What resources would you
pursue to assist her?

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Week 10 Discussion

DQ1 You have just met with a patient who
will be included in your caseload. The patient is an 82-year-old man whose wife
died last year. He has no family members who live in the community. He was
referred to you by his physician, who is concerned because he has lost 20
pounds in the past year. The patient is 5’10” and his current weight is 158
pounds. What additional information do you need to assist this patient? What
could be the potential causes of his weight loss? What are your
recommendations? To whom would you refer him?

DQ2 Assume each of the following scenarios
occurs in an older adult patient. Describe what the primary problem is and how
it may be avoided or corrected.

A patient taking an expensive medication
every other day versus daily as prescribed so that it will “last longer.”

A patient started on a new H2 antagonist
for a peptic ulcer at normal dosing develops confusion a few days later.

A patient receiving multiple medications,
all of which are taken at different times of the day. When asked, he or she has
no idea what each medication is, what it is used for, or when to take it.

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Week 11 Discussion

What is polypharmacy? How does it occur? Identify a peer reviewed article on evidence
based practice that impact pharmacology for the older adult.

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Week 12 Discussion

DQ1 The seven principles of universal
design are:

Equitable use

Flexibility in use

Simple and intuitive use

Perceptible information

Tolerance for error

Low physical effort

Size and space for approach and use

Discuss how these relate specifically to an
aging population. Come up with specific examples. You may need to do some
additional research online to relate these to concepts learned in this chapter.

DQ2 Discuss ways in which corporations
could design work schedules to better serve their older employees. Discuss
possible contributions older workers can offer their employers. Are there any modifications that could be
made to the work site to aid the older employees?

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Gerontology and End of Life

Week 14 Discussion

View the American Medical Association video
Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand, and discuss it
with your classmates. (The video is online here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGtTZ_vxjyA.) This multimedia program is a great
kick-off to start building knowledge about literacy facts and how limited
literacy affects patients in medical situations.

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 What will be possible roles and
responsibilities of future healthcare professionals in long-term care
facilities and home care?

DQ2 Consider the term “Baby
Boomer”. What does it mean, how old
are they and what characteristics do they posses that are different from the
other age groups?

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Generally the level of cognition declines
as one gets older. How can you ensure that this decline will be minimal? List
five things that you can do to improve your cognitive level.

DQ2 Based on what you learned in the
chapter, why does driving become more difficult with advancing age? What other
life tasks may be more difficult for older adults, and why?

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 If you could design a health
promotion/disease prevention course or workshop for older adults, what topic
would you discuss? Why would you select
that particular topic?

DQ2 Identify and article on older adults
and sexuality/sexually transmitted infections.
Summarize the article with your thoughts on sexuality and STI in the
older population.

How have your family, culture, and religion
affected:

Your own sexuality?

Your views on the sexuality of senior
adults?

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Develop a curriculum for an elder
college. In addition to possible course offerings and student services, design
a physical environment suitable for these older students.

DQ2 An older adult client needs long-term
services and supports and wants to stay in her home. She is on Medicare and
Medicaid and receives modest Social Security benefits. What resources would you
pursue to assist her?

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 10 Discussion

DQ1 You have just met with a patient who
will be included in your caseload. The patient is an 82-year-old man whose wife
died last year. He has no family members who live in the community. He was
referred to you by his physician, who is concerned because he has lost 20
pounds in the past year. The patient is 5’10” and his current weight is 158
pounds. What additional information do you need to assist this patient? What
could be the potential causes of his weight loss? What are your
recommendations? To whom would you refer him?

DQ2 Assume each of the following scenarios
occurs in an older adult patient. Describe what the primary problem is and how
it may be avoided or corrected.

A patient taking an expensive medication
every other day versus daily as prescribed so that it will “last longer.”

A patient started on a new H2 antagonist
for a peptic ulcer at normal dosing develops confusion a few days later.

A patient receiving multiple medications,
all of which are taken at different times of the day. When asked, he or she has
no idea what each medication is, what it is used for, or when to take it.

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 11 Discussion

What is polypharmacy? How does it occur? Identify a peer reviewed article on evidence
based practice that impact pharmacology for the older adult.

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 12 Discussion

DQ1 The seven principles of universal
design are:

Equitable use

Flexibility in use

Simple and intuitive use

Perceptible information

Tolerance for error

Low physical effort

Size and space for approach and use

Discuss how these relate specifically to an
aging population. Come up with specific examples. You may need to do some
additional research online to relate these to concepts learned in this chapter.

DQ2 Discuss ways in which corporations
could design work schedules to better serve their older employees. Discuss
possible contributions older workers can offer their employers. Are there any modifications that could be
made to the work site to aid the older employees?

NUR4286
Gerontology and End of Life

Week 14 Discussion

View the American Medical Association video
Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand, and discuss it
with your classmates. (The video is online here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGtTZ_vxjyA.) This multimedia program is a great
kick-off to start building knowledge about literacy facts and how limited
literacy affects patients in medical situations.