Health and Illness in Young, Middle and Older Adults
Course Number: Nursing 356
Type: (4) Lecture, (5) Clinical
Prerequisite(s): All Level II courses
This course provides theoretical perspective, evidence-based nursing knowledge, and critical thinking in experiences basic to providing research-based nursing care directed towards promoting, maintaining, and restoring health in or providing end-of-life care for young, middle, and older adults. The course uses the concepts of Environment, Health and Illness, Family and Self, Development Processes, Therapeutic Nutrition, Ethics, Genetics and Nursing to assist students to prevent illness and restore and maintain wellness in acutely and chronically ill young, middle, and older adults. Emphasis is on the acquisition and integration of evidence, knowledge and skills basic to identifying biological, physiological, psychological, sociological and/or environmental interactions that disrupt or enhance health or functional wellness in young, middle, and older individuals within the context of the family system. Students will be asked to consider multiple variables from varied sources as well as health policy information, in identifying nursing diagnoses and planning evidence-based interventions for young, adult, and older individuals under threat of or with acute and chronic health alterations.