Placement Learning in Older People Nursing, A guide for students in practice

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing

A guide for students in practice

By Julie McGarry, DHSci, MMedSci, PGDip (Medical ethics), BA (Hons), RN (MH), University of Nottingham, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Derby, UK; Philip Clissett; Davina Porock, PhD RGN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA and Wendy Louise Walker, RN, D HSci, MSc, BA(hons), Lecturer and BSc programme leader


Section 1 Preparation for Practice Placement Experience: Understanding the concepts of being an Older person

Chapter 1 Exploring the concept of older people nursing

Chapter 2 Policy related to working with older people in nursing practice

Chapter 3 Attitudes to working with older people

Chapter 4 Valuing diversity

Chapter 5 Theories of ageing

Chapter 6 Dementia and delirium

Chapter 7 Core philosophies of care for older people

Chapter 8 Preparation for practice learning experience

Section 2 Placement learning opportunities : general principles of care

Chapter 9 Communication, assessment and planning care

Chapter 10 Dignity in care for older people

Chapter 11 Safeguarding older adults

Chapter 12 Family care in old age

Chapter 13 The concept of independence in old age

Chapter 14 Planning multi-disciplinary discharge

 

Section 3 Reflecting on the Older patient experience: Case studies

Chapter 15 Case study 1 - Caring for a patient following a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA)

Chapter 16 Case study 2 - Falls prevention

Chapter 17 Case study 3 - Caring for an older patient and their family at the end of life

Chapter 18 Case study 4 - Mental health and Older people

Section 4 Consolidating Learning

Chapter 19 Reflection and future learning