UNIT 1 Chronicity: Older Adult Gordons Functional Health Pattern Self-Perception and Self-Concept. Unit objectives: The student will be able to: Discuss the effects of aging. Define chronic illness
6. Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities in caring for the elderly and/or clients with chronic conditions.
10. Describe the components of the Patient Self-Determination Act.
11. Descibe how nurses should use “people-first” language
12. Required Reading:
Smeltzer: Chapters: 7,10,12
Eliopoulos: Chapters: 1,6,17,29,32,35,36
Case Studies in this syllabus (end of powerpoint)
Hand in the answers at the first class meeting.
The patient must adapt and change physically, socially, and emotionally.
Which of the following is an inaccurate cause of the increase in the number of chronic conditions?
DNR is an order written by a physician when a client has indicated a desire to be allowed to die if the client stops breathing or the client’s heart stops beating.
Tell whether the following statement is true or false.
An example of people-first language is “the person with a disability.”
Case Study, Unit 1 , Health Care of the Older Adult
The nurse is completing the admission assessment for a patient scheduled for cataract surgery in the outpatient center. Because the patient is over the age of 70 and has several chronic conditions, including hypertension and congestive heart failure, the nurse focuses on completing a thorough medication history.
What questions should the nurse include in the medication history?
The patient states that she stopped taking one of her medications due to cost, since her health insurance would not reimburse for the medication. What are other reasons that older adults may be noncompliant with ordered medications?
How does aging affect drug absorption, metabolism, distribution, and excretion?