Geriatrics provides the student with the opportunity to care for older adults in a variety of care settings. The course addresses the physical and psychosocial care, needed by the older adult clients and/or their significant others. Students study appropriate treatments and nursing care typically offered, strategies to promote health or reduce risks, and the need for health teaching. Emphasis is placed upon care surrounding the process of dying and following death. Students continue to increase their ability to use clinical reasoning and the nursing process in a variety of care delivery settings. Students explore health policies that support or hinder providing health care to older adults.
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