A Collaborative Project to Enhance Cognition in Geriatric/Psychiatric Clients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148938
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Project to Enhance Cognition in Geriatric/Psychiatric Clients
Abstract:
A Collaborative Project to Enhance Cognition in Geriatric/Psychiatric Clients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Engebretsen, Sandra, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University
Title:Associate Professor
During a psychiatric-mental health care experience, faculty and 29 fifth semester nursing students collaborated with staff members to develop materials for ?cognitive enhancement? for geriatric-psychiatric clients. Working on a ?Mental Health Project? for a 22-bed comprehensive behavioral health care center, they joined with a Certified Recreational Therapist and other staff to design and develop ?sensory and mental stimulation? programs for clients. Divided into 3 groups, each ?team? of students generated a separate component of the project. Following a needs assessment at the facility, the first group provided items for visual and tactile stimulation: ?Worry? bracelets, ?tactile aprons?, flowers and ferns. Group two designed an activity box covered with different textures of fabric and included ?stress-relief? balls, ?koosh?-touch balls, and shape-recognition jars. They also provided ?large-print? magazines on a variety of subjects: fishing, gardening, and crafts to assist visually challenged clients. Group 3 used the theme of ?Seasons? to develop activity boxes related to Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter. Included were items for stimulating auditory, olfactory, visual, and tactile senses, (music CD's, votive candles, small pumpkins, colorful placemats, and other items). At the conclusion of the project all materials were presented to the Director of Nursing and Director of Recreational Therapy for client use. Outcomes were measured by high levels of staff and client satisfaction and by successful achievement of course objectives by faculty and nursing students. Comments from students: ?All staff members seem to work well together and there was an air of teamwork and genuine cooperation between the staff.? ??.I really believe in nursing?.We are a voice for human beings. We are advocates and teachers. Most of all we have enormous power to make a difference in an individual's life and in society. What an amazing profession that I am truly proud to be a part of.?
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Collaborative Project to Enhance Cognition in Geriatric/Psychiatric Clientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148938-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Collaborative Project to Enhance Cognition in Geriatric/Psychiatric Clients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Engebretsen, Sandra, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sandraengebretsen@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">During a psychiatric-mental health care experience, faculty and 29 fifth semester nursing students collaborated with staff members to develop materials for ?cognitive enhancement? for geriatric-psychiatric clients. Working on a ?Mental Health Project? for a 22-bed comprehensive behavioral health care center, they joined with a Certified Recreational Therapist and other staff to design and develop ?sensory and mental stimulation? programs for clients. Divided into 3 groups, each ?team? of students generated a separate component of the project. Following a needs assessment at the facility, the first group provided items for visual and tactile stimulation: ?Worry? bracelets, ?tactile aprons?, flowers and ferns. Group two designed an activity box covered with different textures of fabric and included ?stress-relief? balls, ?koosh?-touch balls, and shape-recognition jars. They also provided ?large-print? magazines on a variety of subjects: fishing, gardening, and crafts to assist visually challenged clients. Group 3 used the theme of ?Seasons? to develop activity boxes related to Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter. Included were items for stimulating auditory, olfactory, visual, and tactile senses, (music CD's, votive candles, small pumpkins, colorful placemats, and other items). At the conclusion of the project all materials were presented to the Director of Nursing and Director of Recreational Therapy for client use. Outcomes were measured by high levels of staff and client satisfaction and by successful achievement of course objectives by faculty and nursing students. Comments from students: ?All staff members seem to work well together and there was an air of teamwork and genuine cooperation between the staff.? ??.I really believe in nursing?.We are a voice for human beings. We are advocates and teachers. Most of all we have enormous power to make a difference in an individual's life and in society. What an amazing profession that I am truly proud to be a part of.?</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:53:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:53:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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