Nursing: Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding

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About the Course


Audience: This course is for nurses who wish to increase their knowledgeof how to effectively communicate with older adults.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. State the physical and psychosocial barriersthat may prevent older adults from adhering to a recommended care plan.
  2. Create appropriate teaching that addresses the cognitive andlearning abilities of older adults.
  3. Describe proper communication and behavior ofnurses during teaching/learning encounters with older adults.

 

About the Author

Mary Beth Fischer, MSN,RN-BC

Mary Beth Fischer is amember of the School of Nursing faculty at St. Luke’s University Health Networkin Bethlehem, Pa. She specializes in geriatrics.


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