Nursing in an Aging Society


Examination of the worldwide aging population and its impact on nursing practice and healthcare delivery. Focus is on the delivery of nursing care to the aging adult, incorporating health promotion, utilizing a holistic approach of balance of body, mind and spirit. Topics include the impact that changing technology has on the delivery of nursing care and the implications that this change has on the aging adult. Issues such as the advanced directive, power of attorney, and technological interventions in healthcare will be addressed. Attention will be given to the delivery of nursing care that empowers the aging adult to achieve maximum self-care in the technological-filled environment. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): NUR311. (Science, Technology and Society)


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