Sep 20, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

NUR 248 Expanded Concepts of Gerontologic and Palliative Care: Needs of the Older Adult and the Terminally Ill Patient

Credits: (1)
This course is divided into two components. The first component includes didactic theory to assist the student with assessing and planning to meet the complex needs of the older adult patient in community-based or in institutional health care settings. The second component of the course provides information to assist students with the application of the nursing process in meeting the end-of-life needs for patients who are terminally ill. Leadership and communication issues are addressed in developing a collaborative, multidisciplinary care plan. Concepts of professional values, including integrity, accountability, and advocacy, will be emphasized within the context of carrying out the roles of patient educator and coordinator of care. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity.  Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in Nursing .