Covering the scope of the specialty: How to become a geriatric nurse Geriatric nursing organizations and publications Standards of practice Certification and licensure Future directions This text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse. Data on the detailed contents of the gerontological nursing curriculum were collected from those programs that had a gerontological nursing course. Each topic includes learning objectives, outline discussion, study questions, answers with rationales and references. Although the status of gerontological nursing content, faculty preparation, and clinical settings for gerontological experiences have improved, they still do not provide the necessary educational background for students. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was. Given the prevalence of elderly people in the health care system, it behooves the nursing community to assure that every nurse graduating from a baccalaureate nursing program has a defined level of competency in care of the elderly. Method: A cross-sectional survey design was used to describe the perception of elder abuse by 301 nurses.
Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing management and interventions. This issue of Research in Gerontological Nursing emerged from an understanding that the methodological landscape of gerontological nursing research has changed and will need to continue to evolve at a brisk pace. About this Item: Mosby, 2000. A moderately positive attitude, moderately high knowledge, and moderate pursuit of knowledge of older adults were identified with the faculty in the presence of limited curricular content of gerontology. These provide faculty in graduate schools an entre to facilitate further discussion and seminar participation. This implies that the nurses need more education in all content areas of gerontological nursing.
This study examined the effect of a 21-hour nursing education program on nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding care of older adults and the geriatric nursing certification of the participants. Ego-integrity in older adults is the central concept related to quality of life in later life. Results: Four main themes described nursing students' contributing reasons for not selecting gerontological nursing as a career option: socio-demographic factors; experiences, perceptions and knowledge about ageing; perceptions concerning the nature or status of gerontological nursing; and theoretical studies and practical education of nursing curriculum. In this study sample, only 21% of the students took such a course, which seems small considering that the portion of junior and senior students together was 63. The first aim is to explore in some depth issues related to conducting research with older adults who are cognitively impaired.
Divided into seven parts, each chapter follows a consistent organization including learning objectives, emergency boxes, client and family teaching boxes, research boxes, key points, special insights, and new health promotion and nutrition boxes. The findings emphasise the need to implement an age-friendly curriculum and have nurses that specialise in gerontology to serve as mentors and role models. Author by : Sue E. To accomplish this, it is necessary to establish a baseline of the current status of geriatric content in the baccalaureate curriculum. A new sample exam is located in the back of the book.
The mean scores of the vitality and generosity dimensions were significantly different by students' level of communication with the elderly, experience living with the elderly, and interest in elders or in issues related to elders. Gerontic nursing connotes the nursing of older persons—the art and practice of nurturing, caring, and comforting. Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply the research leading to better outcomes of nursing care. Purpose: This study was designed to examine the relationship between nurses' characteristics and perception of seriousness of elder abuse. Health care professionals need to be prepared to better serve the aged and disabled population.
This study was carried out to develop a scale to measure ego-integrity in older adults. About this Item: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division. Detailed coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death and dying, and substance abuse explains the complex aspects of aging and related care. Specific knowledge, attitudes and skills for gerontological theory and practicum course were suggested. Method: Data was collected from all the nursing programs in Korea from July 2005 to Nov. This term has not gained wide acceptance, but it is viewed by some as a more appropriate description of the specialty older adults continue to live independently in own residences overall degree of health and well-being greatly influences selection of housing 3. The primary purpose of this study was to reexamine underlying dimensions of attitudes toward the elderly held by undergraduate nursing students.
There is a significant effort to include gerontological nursing in baccalaureate nursing programs, but there needs to be continuous evaluation as to the nature and extent of this content. Book is in Used-Good condition. Education, job position, experience of gerontological nursing course, and education on elder abuse, exposure to elder abuse information, and attitudes toward elders were significantly related to the perception of seriousness on elder abuse. Other Titles: National Gerontological Nursing Association core curriculum for gerontological nursing Core curriculum for gerontological nursing Responsibility: edited by Ann Schmidt Luggen. Aside from the demographics, all of the items were found to have significant differences between essential and actual contents. Seventeen items were selected from a total of 21 items. Program evaluation and success in achieving certification in gerontological nursing also indicated a positive effect of the program.
Implications: For the interdisciplinary approach within nursing courses, it is essential to derive the key contents for gerontological nursing applicable to integration into diverse nursing courses. A new sample exam is located in the back of the book. About this Item: Mosby, 2000. Regarding the essential contents, the educators showed the highest scores on the demographics and the lowest scores on the economics of aging. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Content is based on the format of the certification exam, and this new, revised edition closely matches the new test plan. The subjects for this study were two participant groups the educators who teach gerontological nursing in three-year and four-year baccalaureate nursing programs, and the nurses who are working with the elderly in hospitals, community health centers, social welfare agencies, and community health practioner's posts.
The articles prior to January 2012 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. This implies that all the content areas except demographics should be emphasized. Conclusion: Recommendations are made for better defined curricula in gerontological nursing. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Conclusion: Future studies need to be focused on developing rehabilitation nursing curricula reflecting the updated contents of rehabilitation nursing.
This study was conducted to develop gerontological curriculum model which reflects the need of Korean society. The text is paperback and contains 715 pages of concrete information. The scale for measuring ego-integrity in Korean older adults in this study was evaluated as a tool with a high degree of reliability and validity. Part two presents general strategies for managing arthritis, including comprehensive chapters on a pain management, exercise, and patient teaching. Differences are noted in the percentage of programs that include care of the age in their curricula and the clinical education settings. Nurses thought that all the items were critical, but they showed relatively low scores on the following :'serve on multidisciplinary committee', 'preparing reports', 'evaluation of outcomes of care', 'determine policy for nursing service', 'set patient care standards', and 'participate in nursing research' The constraints in providing better nursing service were time constraints, administrative restraints, social restraints, and inadequate knowledge. The program was offered to 92 nurses in three cohorts over a 1-year period.