Transforming Perspective on Older Adults: Conceptualizing the "Silver Tsunami" as a Cultural Paradigm Shift

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603317
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transforming Perspective on Older Adults: Conceptualizing the "Silver Tsunami" as a Cultural Paradigm Shift
Other Titles:
Understanding Challenges when Working with Older Adults [Session]
Author(s):
Fernandez, Katheryn; Maurer Baack, Catherine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Omicron
Author Details:
Katheryn Fernandez, RN, kfernandez@mccn.edu; Catherine Maurer Baack, RN, BC, CNS
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Teaching a free standing geronotology course to senior nursing students requires unique and innovative ways to engage the students.  From the literature and from life, this challenge requires a hard look at the ‘culture’ surrounding older adults; not only in society, but also in healthcare.  Most importantly it requires a hard look at the classroom…at the students and faculty.  Culture change, is a challenge and an opportunity. In this senior level course, there is a perfect opportunity to help the students, who are so immersed in acute care, lab values and crisis intervention to come ‘full circle’ in their nursing education and ‘put it all together.’  Older adults are the perfect population to do this with as they are, by definition, experiencing normal changes of aging and multiple co-morbid conditions that can be affected, but not cured. Challenges include “putting a face” on older adults so that they are not seen as a homogenous population. The faculty need to be agents of change and do what all agents of change do…shake things up!  Faculty need to speak a new language and do new things that entice students to leave their comfort zones of predictable lectures, paperwork and clinical experiences in acute care facilities. The didactic information has to demonstrate to the students how to take what they know and apply it to this very special population. New concepts such as atypical presentation and geriatric syndromes must replace traditional applications of medical information.  Subtle ageist beliefs need to be challenged and clinical sites must be a reflection where older adults live in communities.
Keywords:
nursing education; older adults; teaching paradigms
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15F18
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTransforming Perspective on Older Adults: Conceptualizing the "Silver Tsunami" as a Cultural Paradigm Shiften
dc.title.alternativeUnderstanding Challenges when Working with Older Adults [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Katherynen
dc.contributor.authorMaurer Baack, Catherineen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Omicronen
dc.author.detailsKatheryn Fernandez, RN, kfernandez@mccn.edu; Catherine Maurer Baack, RN, BC, CNSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603317en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Teaching a free standing geronotology course to senior nursing students requires unique and innovative ways to engage the students.  From the literature and from life, this challenge requires a hard look at the ‘culture’ surrounding older adults; not only in society, but also in healthcare.  Most importantly it requires a hard look at the classroom…at the students and faculty.  Culture change, is a challenge and an opportunity. In this senior level course, there is a perfect opportunity to help the students, who are so immersed in acute care, lab values and crisis intervention to come ‘full circle’ in their nursing education and ‘put it all together.’  Older adults are the perfect population to do this with as they are, by definition, experiencing normal changes of aging and multiple co-morbid conditions that can be affected, but not cured. Challenges include “putting a face” on older adults so that they are not seen as a homogenous population. The faculty need to be agents of change and do what all agents of change do…shake things up!  Faculty need to speak a new language and do new things that entice students to leave their comfort zones of predictable lectures, paperwork and clinical experiences in acute care facilities. The didactic information has to demonstrate to the students how to take what they know and apply it to this very special population. New concepts such as atypical presentation and geriatric syndromes must replace traditional applications of medical information.  Subtle ageist beliefs need to be challenged and clinical sites must be a reflection where older adults live in communities.en
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjectteaching paradigmsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:47:58Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:47:58Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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