Total 140 hours (60 Lecture/80 Clinical)
This course is designed to give the student a broader and deeper understanding of the complex needs of older adults and families with multiple health problems. Its ultimate aim is to assist the student in achieving the program objectives. Emphasis is placed on the concept of body image, the family in an urban community, its role in health maintenance and on the effect of illness on older adults. The student is guided in the application of previous learning experiences of a self-care framework of the nursing process to gain insight into the problems of families and the role of nursing and other helping occupations. Critical thinking continues to be used within a self-care framework of the nursing process. Long-term, and sub-acute health care facilities are utilized for clinical experience.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I and II, Mental Health