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The Nurse's Role With Frail Older Adults Part 2

presented by Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

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Financial: Cathy Wollman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cathy Wollman has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 26 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 13 Minutes

This course will continue the discussion of the nurse's role in long-term care and the unique needs of older adults who reside in long-term care settings. The role of the nurse in long-term care is critical to ensure safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical care. This course summarizes the role of the nurse in person-centered care as part of the interdisciplinary team. An additional focus will be on ethical issues encountered in long-term care including decision making capacity, support of residents in their self-care decisions, surrogate decision making, and advance care planning.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program for more than…

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1. The Nurse’s Role in Person-Centered Care Within Long-Term Care

This chapter will focus on the nurse’s role in provision of person-centered care and individualized care planning. It will also discuss the nurse’s role within the interdisciplinary team. Nurses will be required to examine their personal attitudes related to aging and to recognize and diminish ageism within the long-term care setting.

2. Ethical Issues and the Nurse’s Role in Long-Term Care

Essential elements of person-centered care as they relate to quality of life in long-term care will be emphasized. Ethical principles will be defined, and common ethical problems will be reviewed including decision making capacity, informed consent, autonomy, and advance care planning. Ongoing strengths and challenges related to the nurse’s role in long-term care will be reviewed.

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