Gerontological Nursing The Essential Guide to Clinical Practice 2nd Edition by Patricia A. Tabloski Test bank

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Answers to Assignments, Chapter 6, The Specialty of Gerontological Nursing

Written Assignment Learning Objectives
Answers will incorporate the metaparadigm reflective of gerontology nursing in the following domains:
1. Person: The recipient of nursing care like individuals, families, and communities.
2. Environment: The external and internal aspects of life that influence the person.
3. Health: The holistic level of wellness that the person experiences.
4. Nursing: The interventions of the nurse rendering care in support of, or in cooperation with, the client.

3, 4, 5

Group Assignment Learning Objectives
Students Answers
Timeline should include at least 10 of these key points in gerontological nursing history:
Landmarks in the Growth of Gerontological Nursing
1902 First article on care of aged in American Journal of Nursing written by a physician
1904 First article on care of aged in American Journal of Nursing written by a nurse
1950 First gerontological nursing text published (Geriatric Nursing, K. Newton)
First masters thesis on care of aged (Eleanor Pingrey)
Geriatrics recognized as an area of specialization in nursing
1952 First nursing study on care of aged published in Nursing Research
1961 American Nurses Association (ANA) recommends specialty group for geriatric nurses
1962 First national meeting of ANA Conference on Geriatric Nursing Practice
1966 Formation of Geriatric Nursing Division of ANA
First gerontological nursing clinical specialist nursing program (Duke University)
1968 First nurse makes presentation at International Congress of Gerontology (Laurie Gunter)
1969 Development of standards for geriatric nursing practice
1970 First publication of ANA Standards of Gerontological Nursing Practice
1973 First offering of ANA Certification in Gerontological Nursing (74 nurses certified)
1975 First specialty publication for gerontological nurses, Journal of Gerontological Nursing
First nursing conference at International Congress of Gerontology
1976 ANA changes name from Geriatric Nursing Division to Gerontological Nursing Division
1976 Publication of ANA Standards of Gerontological Nursing
ANA Certification of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners initiated
1980 Geriatric Nursing journal launched by American Journal of Nursing company
1981 First International Conference on Gerontological Nursing
ANA Division of Gerontological Nursing develops statement on scope of practice
1982 Development of Robert Wood Johnson Teaching Home Nursing Program
1983 First university chair in gerontological nursing in the United States (Case Western Reserve)
1984 National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) formed
ANA Division of Gerontological Nursing Practice becomes Council on Gerontological Nursing
1986 National Association for Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) formed
1989 ANA Certification of Gerontological Clinical Specialists first offered
1990 Division of Long-Term Care established within ANA Council of Gerontological Nursing
1996 Hartford Gerontological Nursing Initiatives funding launched by John A. Hartford Foundation
2001 ANA publishes revised Standards and Scope of Gerontological Nursing Practice
2002 Nurse Competence in Aging initiative to provide gerontological education and activities within specialty nursing associations
2004 American Association of Colleges of Nursing publishes competencies for advanced practice programs in gerontological nursing
2007 American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing formed

Projections for the future of gerontological nursing may include:
The opportunity to develop practice models in acute hospitals, assisted-living settings, health maintenance organizations, life-care communities, adult day treatment centers, and other settings
Utilization of evidence-based practice
Advancement of research
Education of caregivers
Development of new roles and subspecialties, such as geripsychiatric nursing

1, 5

Clinical Assignment Learning Objective
Students responses to this project will vary depending on the research/best practice article utilized. Our role is to ask the questions and stimulate group thought as to the importance of continued research and implications for further research within the specialty.

2

Web Assignment Learning Objectives
Answers should include:
New opportunities for gerontological nurses to develop practice models are emerging in acute hospitals, assisted living settings, health maintenance organizations, life-care communities, adult day treatment centers, and other settings
New roles:
1. Geropsychiatric nurse specialist in the assisted living setting
2. Independent case manager for community-based chronically ill patients
3. Columnist for local newspaper on issues pertaining to health and aging
4. Owner or director of mature womens health care center, geriatric day care program, respite agency, or caregiver training center
5. Preretirement counselor and educator for private industry
6. Faith community nurse
7. Consultant, educator, and case manager for geriatric surgical patients
5, 6

Note: Unless listed otherwise references used are from the associated text chapter.

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