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Teaching Strategies

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The teaching strategies offered in this section are guidelines for faculty to develop encounters with older adults that are intentional and that incorporate all or some of the ACES Knowledge Domains and Essential Nursing Actions into student learning experiences. Teaching Strategies are categorized using the ACES Knowledge Domains.

Individualized Aging
Since the aging process is unique to each individual, assessing function and expectations of care is essential.

Complexity of Care
The care of older adults requires specialized knowledge in the art and science of both nursing and medicine to manage the interplay of factors that influence quality of care.

Vulnerability During Life Transitions
Older adulthood is dynamic as the person transitions from one form, state, activity, or place to another. Transitions have the potential to create upheaval and disequilibrium for older adults and their families.