Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?
This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.
Section 1 Preparation for Practice Placement Experience: Understanding the concepts of being an Older person
Chapter 1 Exploring the concept of older people nursing
Chapter 2 Policy related to working with older people in nursing practice
Chapter 3 Attitudes to working with older people
Chapter 4 Valuing diversity
Chapter 5 Theories of ageing
Chapter 6 Dementia and delirium
Chapter 7 Core philosophies of care for older people
Chapter 8 Preparation for practice learning experience
Section 2 Placement learning opportunities : general principles of care
Chapter 9 Communication, assessment and planning care
Chapter 10 Dignity in care for older people
Chapter 11 Safeguarding older adults
Chapter 12 Family care in old age
Chapter 13 The concept of independence in old age
Chapter 14 Planning multi-disciplinary discharge
Section 3 Reflecting on the Older patient experience: Case studies
Chapter 15 Case study 1 - Caring for a patient following a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA)
Chapter 16 Case study 2 - Falls prevention
Chapter 17 Case study 3 - Caring for an older patient and their family at the end of life
Chapter 18 Case study 4 - Mental health and Older people
Section 4 Consolidating Learning
Chapter 19 Reflection and future learning
Porock, Davina Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA.
Walker, Wendy Louise Lecturer and BSc programme leader.