Nursing Programs and Supportive Housing Sites: Mutual Benefits of Multigenerational Engagement Through Innovative Academic-Practice Partnerships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621422
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Nursing Programs and Supportive Housing Sites: Mutual Benefits of Multigenerational Engagement Through Innovative Academic-Practice Partnerships
Author(s):
O'Shea, Maureen F.; McCarthy, Mary; Pinchera, Barbara J.; Sullivan, Margaret
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta-at-Large
Author Details:
Maureen F. O'Shea, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, Professional Experience: As an Adult Geriatric Primary Care NP-BC, I have extensive clinical practice expertise and academic experience working with older adults in a variety of healthcare settings. I was a 2014 Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Summer Research Scholar. I recently attended an ELNEC-Geriatric train-the-trainer conference. Author Summary: Dr. Maureen O’Shea is a board-certified Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; her areas of interest include palliative care for older adults, advance care conversations and supportive approaches to nursing education. She is a faculty member of the Curry College School of Nursing.
Abstract:

Through a collaborative partnership, traditional baccalaureate undergraduate nursing students, together with residents of an older adult community with supportive services, engage in purposeful, semi-structured activities while considering factors that influence individual, community and population health throughout the lifespan. Participants utilize evidence-based assessment tools and explore aspects of individualized aging, complexity of care, and personal vulnerability during life transitions. The focus on the five domains of wellness: physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, and emotional. A range of topics include: medication management, health assessment, disease prevention and management, home safety, falls assessment, psycho-social well being, delirium, dementia and sensory impairments, depression and anxiety management, and end of life issues.

Activities are designed to foster an increased appreciation and enhanced awareness of the impact of evolving demographic trends locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in relation to healthcare policies and systems, as well as to promote consideration of careers in gerontology.

 Specific goals of this partnership include:

• Increasing nursing students’ awareness of shifting population demographics as a key factor in the evolving need for highly skilled geriatric specialized nurses

• Dispelling stereotypes of aging

• Enhancing understanding of the aging process from a whole-person perspective, including physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual health

• Promoting meaningful engagement through intergenerational experiences

• Identifying evidence-based best practices in geriatric care

• Increasing nursing students’ consideration of careers in gerontology

• Providing opportunities for seniors to share their experiences and impact the lives of young adults as well as assist in educating the next generation of nurses.

Nursing students and older adults gain further appreciation for viewing health through a wider lens. Vitality is possible at any age, and so is living a healthy, active life with chronic conditions. When students interact with residents who are in their eighties, nineties and one hundreds, who are living independently in a supportive environment, they are able to dispel the negative connotations often associated with aging stereotypes.

Discussion regarding shared commonalities, as well as comparing and contrasting similarities and differences, enriches the learning experience for nursing students and older adults in this innovative, non-traditional practice partnership.

Keywords:
Engagment; Multigenerational; Partnership
Repository Posting Date:
5-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
5-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST536
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleNursing Programs and Supportive Housing Sites: Mutual Benefits of Multigenerational Engagement Through Innovative Academic-Practice Partnershipsen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Maureen F.en
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorPinchera, Barbara J.en
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Margareten
dc.contributor.departmentTheta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMaureen F. O'Shea, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, Professional Experience: As an Adult Geriatric Primary Care NP-BC, I have extensive clinical practice expertise and academic experience working with older adults in a variety of healthcare settings. I was a 2014 Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Summer Research Scholar. I recently attended an ELNEC-Geriatric train-the-trainer conference. Author Summary: Dr. Maureen O’Shea is a board-certified Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; her areas of interest include palliative care for older adults, advance care conversations and supportive approaches to nursing education. She is a faculty member of the Curry College School of Nursing.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621422-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>Through a collaborative partnership, traditional baccalaureate undergraduate nursing students, together with residents of an older adult community with supportive services, engage in purposeful, semi-structured activities while considering factors that influence individual, community and population health throughout the lifespan. Participants utilize evidence-based assessment tools and explore aspects of individualized aging, complexity of care, and personal vulnerability during life transitions. The focus on the five domains of wellness: physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, and emotional. A range of topics include: medication management, health assessment, disease prevention and management, home safety, falls assessment, psycho-social well being, delirium, dementia and sensory impairments, depression and anxiety management, and end of life issues.</span></p> <p>Activities are designed to foster an increased appreciation and enhanced awareness of the impact of evolving demographic trends locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in relation to healthcare policies and systems, as well as to promote consideration of careers in gerontology.</p> <p> Specific goals of this partnership include:</p> <p>• Increasing nursing students’ awareness of shifting population demographics as a key factor in the evolving need for highly skilled geriatric specialized nurses</p> <p>• Dispelling stereotypes of aging</p> <p>• Enhancing understanding of the aging process from a whole-person perspective, including physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual health</p> <p>• Promoting meaningful engagement through intergenerational experiences</p> <p>• Identifying evidence-based best practices in geriatric care</p> <p>• Increasing nursing students’ consideration of careers in gerontology</p> <p>• Providing opportunities for seniors to share their experiences and impact the lives of young adults as well as assist in educating the next generation of nurses.</p> <p>Nursing students and older adults gain further appreciation for viewing health through a wider lens. Vitality is possible at any age, and so is living a healthy, active life with chronic conditions. When students interact with residents who are in their eighties, nineties and one hundreds, who are living independently in a supportive environment, they are able to dispel the negative connotations often associated with aging stereotypes.</p> <p>Discussion regarding shared commonalities, as well as comparing and contrasting similarities and differences, enriches the learning experience for nursing students and older adults in this innovative, non-traditional practice partnership.</p>en
dc.subjectEngagmenten
dc.subjectMultigenerationalen
dc.subjectPartnershipen
dc.date.available2017-06-05T20:50:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-05-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T20:50:25Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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