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Gerontological Nursing (3 cr)

Code: SH00BY11-3005

General information


Enrollment

01.05.2021 - 12.09.2021

Timing

30.08.2021 - 14.11.2021

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing

Teachers

  • Tarja Knuuttila

Student groups

  • MSH20B

Objective

The student implements multi-professional gerontological nursing care while taking into consideration the patient's age, life situation, the requirements of ethicality and the care and service setting. The student knows how to assess the resources of patients and families from different cultural backgrounds. The student is able to plan, implement and evaluate nursing interventions for aged patients and family members facing common geriatric conditions and age-related changes. The student knows how to plan, implement and evaluate nursing for people with memory disorders. He/she is able to use evidence-based interventions developed for gerontological nursing to help, support and counsel aged patients and family members.
The student is able to help and support aged patients and families during terminal care. He/ she can support and promote aged people's and family members' health and ability to function. The student knows how to support aged patients and families during crisis and change. He/ she is able to counsel and support aged patients and family members in self-care and rehabilitation. In his/her work, the student can use current gerontological and geriatric knowledge.

Content

Health promotion, self-care support and rehabilitation in gerontological nursing. The most important nursing interventions (FinCC) in gerontological nursing. The national documentation model for nursing. Effica. The impact of the patient's age, sex, cultural background, life situation and care and service setting on gerontological nursing. Nursing, rehabilitation and counselling of aged patients and their families. Nursing, rehabilitation and counselling of dementia patients and their families. End-of-life care. Terminal care. Multiprofessionalism in gerontological nursing. Supporting aged patients' and their family members' health and ability to function.
A safe nursing environment. Occupational safety. Supervision of work. Gerontology. Geriatrics.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student
- knows how to seek knowledge of gerontological nursing, but has difficulty in applying it into practice
- demonstrates familiarity with the knowledge base and core content of gerontological nursing, but is unable to give reasons for their actions
- demonstrates adequate knowledge of gerontological nursing, so that he/she knows how to act in professional situations
-observes patient safety when nursing gerontological patients/clients

Assessment criteria, good (3)

3-4
The student
- knows how to seek knowledge of gerontological nursing and is able to explain his/her choice of information sources
- consistently uses a nursing scientific knowledge base in gerontological nursing
- bases his/her actions in gerontological nursing on evidence-based knowledge
- applies client-centred professional competence to various gerontological nursing situations
- uses a client-centred approach in a responsible, ethical manner and observes patient safety in gerontological nursing

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

5
The student
- competently and extensively uses gerontological nursing concepts and knowledge
- uses and evaluates evidence-based knowledge in gerontological nursing
- evaluates the effects of his/her actions in gerontological nursing
- applies client-centred professional competence to various gerontological nursing situations
- uses a client-centred approach in a responsible manner in gerontological nursing, observes patient safety and consistently follows ethical principles and laws.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail =0
The student
- is not familiar with or does not know how to adequately use gerontological nursing concepts
- uses the nursing scientific knowledge base narrowly and is not adequately familiar with sources of information in gerontological nursing
- does not adequately work with a client-centred approach in a responsible, ethical manner nor observes patient safety in gerontological nursing
- is not adequately prepared to develop professionally or to contribute to the development of gerontological nursing
-does not sufficiently observe patient/client safety in gerontological work.