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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157663
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gerontology Content Infusion Within Pediatrics Undergraduate Nursing Course
Abstract:
Gerontology Content Infusion Within Pediatrics Undergraduate Nursing Course
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Valentine, Julie Lyn, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Utah College of Nursing
Contact Address:2167 E. High Ridge Lane., Sandy, UT, 84092, USA
Contact Telephone:801-573-0640
Purposes/Aims: With the rapidly growing geriatric population, the study of gerontology is an increasingly important focus within current and future undergraduate nursing education.  The purpose of this project is to introduce gerontology content within a pediatric undergraduate nursing course. Rationale/Background: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) advises universities to "fully infuse geriatrics into your curriculum" and to "consider innovative ways to integrate content" (Thornlow, Latimer, Kingsborough, & Arietti, 2006, p. iv). Recently Broome (2008) editorialized on the merits of increasing pediatric content in the undergraduate curriculum, and Mezey, et al (2008) presented a counter-editorial for increasing gerontology content in the undergraduate curriculum. In the 2000 United States Census, 2.4 million grandparent caregivers were identified (Simmons & Dye, 2003).  Other studies have indicated a significant increase in grandparent caregivers over the past twenty years with 5.5 percent of children living with grandparents as primary caregivers in 1997. Description of the Undertaking including Approach/Methods/Processes: Based on the belief that the existing curriculum element of pediatrics can be enhanced by incorporating a geriatric unit on grandparent caregivers, an instructional development activity, in the form of a podcast, was developed to teach students in pediatrics about the special and unique needs of grandparent caregivers. After viewing the podcast, students were asked to address the question, "How can a nurse, working with a child under the care of a grandparent, provide holistic care incorporating the needs of the grandparent and the child?" within their online reflective journals. Outcomes achieved/documented: This presentation discusses the development and tryout results of the prototype teaching tool for helping undergraduate students understand the importance of incorporating geriatric concepts in the pediatric clinical setting. Conclusions/Recommendations: Innovative presentations of gerontology content are needed within all aspects of undergraduate nursing education, including pediatric courses, to provide optimal nursing care across the life span.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGerontology Content Infusion Within Pediatrics Undergraduate Nursing Courseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157663-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gerontology Content Infusion Within Pediatrics Undergraduate Nursing Course</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Valentine, Julie Lyn, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Utah College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2167 E. High Ridge Lane., Sandy, UT, 84092, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-573-0640</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">juliefeb14@comcast.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purposes/Aims:&nbsp;With the rapidly growing geriatric population, the study of gerontology is an increasingly important focus within current and future undergraduate nursing education.&nbsp; The purpose of this project is to introduce gerontology content within a pediatric undergraduate nursing course. Rationale/Background: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) advises universities to &quot;fully infuse geriatrics into your curriculum&quot; and to &quot;consider innovative ways to integrate content&quot; (Thornlow, Latimer, Kingsborough, &amp; Arietti, 2006, p. iv).&nbsp;Recently Broome (2008) editorialized on the merits of increasing pediatric content in the undergraduate curriculum, and Mezey, et al (2008) presented a counter-editorial for increasing gerontology content in the undergraduate curriculum. In the 2000 United States Census, 2.4 million grandparent caregivers were identified (Simmons &amp; Dye, 2003).&nbsp; Other studies have indicated a significant increase in grandparent caregivers over the past twenty years with 5.5 percent of children living with grandparents as primary caregivers in 1997. Description of the Undertaking including Approach/Methods/Processes: Based on the belief that the existing curriculum element of pediatrics can be enhanced by incorporating a geriatric unit on grandparent caregivers, an instructional development activity, in the form of a podcast, was developed to teach students in pediatrics about the special and unique needs of grandparent caregivers. After viewing the podcast, students were asked to address the question, &quot;How can a nurse, working with a child under the care of a grandparent, provide holistic care incorporating the needs of the grandparent and the child?&quot; within their online reflective journals. Outcomes achieved/documented: This presentation discusses the development and tryout results of the prototype teaching tool for helping undergraduate students understand the importance of incorporating geriatric concepts in the pediatric clinical setting. Conclusions/Recommendations: Innovative presentations of gerontology content are needed within all aspects of undergraduate nursing education, including pediatric courses, to provide optimal nursing care across the life span.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:05:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:05:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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