2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

NUR 315 - Considerations in Care of the Aging Adult


This course examines the experiences of aging in American culture and the role of the nurse in facilitating health and reducing risk. The course will focus on the fastest growing population in America, individuals over the age of 65 and the frail elderly and examine the role of nursing in engaging in the health, wellness and quality of life in this population. Physiologic, psychologic, developmental and social issues will be discussed.  The course will also examine the role of family care giving and end-of-life experiences. Emphasis will be given to syndromes most often associated with aging, such as polypharmacy, decompensatory pathologies, frailty, abuse and geriatric syndromes. Strategies essential for the treatment and coordination of care for individuals and families dealing with aging family members, as well as the impact on population health locally, nationally, and globally will be addressed.
Lecture
Credits: 2
Offered in the Spring Semester.