Partnerships in Nursing Education: Support for Learning Geriatric Health Care Competencies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149675
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnerships in Nursing Education: Support for Learning Geriatric Health Care Competencies
Author(s):
De Natale, Mary Lou
Author Details:
Mary Lou De Natale, EdD, RN, CNL, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco, email: denatalem@usfca.edu
Abstract:
[Clinical Session Presentation] With the rapidly growing older adult population, nurses are truly the key providers for the older adult assisting them in: (1) managing their chronic illnesses; (2) complying with medications/treatments; and (3) supporting referrals to community agencies for individual needs.  Nursing students are learning of the importance of having an understanding of the social and political issues facing the older adult in order to support their questions and concerns about health care and services.  As the population ages and advances in medical care try to keep older adults with multiple health concerns viable, nurses need to have the opportunity to have conversations about and with older adults.   Through a partnership with an older adult theatre group, Stagebridge Theatre Training Company, nursing students were supported in their learning and encouraged to dialogue and role-play situations experienced by older adults. Nursing students worked through their issues related to the stereotypes and personal biases they had on aging and reflected on beliefs and values.  This partnership supported communication and effective ways to teach about the health and care of the older adult aging-in-place.  Learning how to react when they hear comments expressed by other nurses, health care workers, families, or the older adult themselves did prove to be helpful in group discussions and personal reflection about care, treatments provided, and communication regarding informed consents. This pilot project was introduced to nursing students in the initial weeks of their first clinical course in order to support their learning to better assess their own communication and skills with older adults, families, and caregivers.   Dialogues with participants were centered on sensitive issues related to hospitalization, driving, hearing impairments, vision issues, end-of-life issues, advanced directives, insurance coverage, and medication management.  The older adults in this theatre group helped nursing students to address the physiological and psychological aging concerns with reflective discussion and active participation. This presentation will be able to provide information on the geriatric competencies that students learned in case scenarios.  Each student validated that reflection of specific personal experiences were of value in planning care, communicating, and advocating for the older adults and families.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
40th Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
40th Biennial Convention 2009 Theme: I am a nurse and I am a member of a global nursing community. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnerships in Nursing Education: Support for Learning Geriatric Health Care Competenciesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Natale, Mary Louen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Lou De Natale, EdD, RN, CNL, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco, email: denatalem@usfca.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149675-
dc.description.abstract[Clinical Session Presentation] With the rapidly growing older adult population, nurses are truly the key providers for the older adult assisting them in: (1) managing their chronic illnesses; (2) complying with medications/treatments; and (3) supporting referrals to community agencies for individual needs.  Nursing students are learning of the importance of having an understanding of the social and political issues facing the older adult in order to support their questions and concerns about health care and services.  As the population ages and advances in medical care try to keep older adults with multiple health concerns viable, nurses need to have the opportunity to have conversations about and with older adults.   Through a partnership with an older adult theatre group, Stagebridge Theatre Training Company, nursing students were supported in their learning and encouraged to dialogue and role-play situations experienced by older adults. Nursing students worked through their issues related to the stereotypes and personal biases they had on aging and reflected on beliefs and values.  This partnership supported communication and effective ways to teach about the health and care of the older adult aging-in-place.  Learning how to react when they hear comments expressed by other nurses, health care workers, families, or the older adult themselves did prove to be helpful in group discussions and personal reflection about care, treatments provided, and communication regarding informed consents. This pilot project was introduced to nursing students in the initial weeks of their first clinical course in order to support their learning to better assess their own communication and skills with older adults, families, and caregivers.   Dialogues with participants were centered on sensitive issues related to hospitalization, driving, hearing impairments, vision issues, end-of-life issues, advanced directives, insurance coverage, and medication management.  The older adults in this theatre group helped nursing students to address the physiological and psychological aging concerns with reflective discussion and active participation. This presentation will be able to provide information on the geriatric competencies that students learned in case scenarios.  Each student validated that reflection of specific personal experiences were of value in planning care, communicating, and advocating for the older adults and families.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:07:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:07:11Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.name40th Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description40th Biennial Convention 2009 Theme: I am a nurse and I am a member of a global nursing community. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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