This course provides the theoretical foundation for the study of the issues related to nursing care of older adults, focusing on the health care of well older adults and those with chronic health problems. Health promotion and preventive care are examined, as well as the implications of chronic illness, palliative and end-of-life care. Students will participate in discussions related to laws governing gerontological nursing practice as well as discuss the legal aspects of practice. The students will engage in health teaching and counseling in various geriatric settings.
Prerequisite: NUR 426