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Assessment of Older Adults in Long-Term Care


Through planned, intentional encounters with older adults, nursing students learn to promote human flourishing and to provide competent, individualized, and humanistic care. This teaching strategy focuses on assessment in long-term care clinical settings, and can be used with students in both beginning and advanced nursing courses. Since it is beneficial for learning to assign students to long-term care settings for several weeks, the teaching strategy provides learning activities for a six-week experience. While this teaching strategy focuses on assessment, concurrent learning activities might include coordinating and managing care and making situational decisions.

Assessment of Older Adults in Long-Term Care

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