AdvancedCare for Frail Adult
AdvancedCare for Frail Adult
Successfulaging is a nursing theory approach to geriatric status in amultidimensional perspective. The successful aging theory assertsthat aging involves a person’s mind, spirit, and body (Takai et al.2012). It encourages individuals to perceive favorable outcome ofaging through individual`s aging appraisal to adapt to the cumulativefunctional and physiological changes. Individual reflection onchanges that occur with passing time allows geriatrics to have asense of spiritual connectedness and purpose of life. Nurses shouldbe prepared to care for older individuals with chronic illness andcomplex diversity of healthcare needs because of the increasing lifeexpectancy. Nurses are indispensable in guiding geriatrics throughsuccessful adaptation of aging (Blevins & Troutman, 2011).
Theaim of the practicum course is to incorporate theoretical conceptsinto practice with emphasis on developing geriatric competencies(Topaz, Troutman-Jordan & MacKenzie, 2014). The objective of thepracticum is to assist in developing awareness of legislative,social, and individual factors that have an impact on the health ofgeriatrics. It will also advance the knowledge, skills, orcompetencies in addressing health challenges while caring for frailold adults (Narula, Katyal, Matreja & Kaur, 2015). Anotherobjective is to develop comprehensive communication skills that arevital for a nurse to understanding geriatric problems, to improve thequality of their life.
Timelinefor practicum activities based on the requirements is as following:
Week1: Search for the station, sign agreements with authorities, andprepare a practicum plan.
Week2-3: present the plan for approval, register, and submit journalentries for week 1 to 3.
Week4-12: Complete the project with a weekly journal entry, SOAP note,and progress report.
Week13: Prepare progress report compiling all the weekly reports.
Week14: Prepare and submit the final practicum report.
Totalhours for practicum = 100 hours.
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