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Clin. Dec. Making III: Geri.

This course builds upon the principles of primary health care nursing of the geriatric client and includes a clinical practicum and a clinical decision-making seminar. Taught concurrently with NURS 588, the clinical component of this course allows students to deliver primary health care nursing to culturally-diverse populations of elders and their families in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on the critical analysis of biopsychosocial, cultural, environmental, political, and economic factors which influence the health status of elders. Conducted in a small-group format, the clinical decision-making seminar emphasizes the synthesis of clinical and theoretical information. Using a case-study format and drawing from the students clinical practice, information-gathering skills, clinical judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are analyzed. Self-evaluation and critique of written and verbal presentations of client encounters with increasingly complex clinical situations are conducted.
Corequisite: NURS 588 (4 credits)

Course details

  • Course number: NURS-588A
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture


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