Individual Assignment Option 1 â€“ Gerontology Specialty
In the past few decades, the specialty of gerontological nursing has experienced profound growth. Along with the growth of the specialty, there has been a heightened awareness of the complexity of gerontological nursing, utilizing the nursing metaparadigm shown below. Investigate your own personal philosophy of older adult nursing, explore the following concepts:
Reference: Metaparadigm in Nursing. (2012). Nursing theories: Theoretical models and frameworks of nursing. Retrieved October 8, 2012 from http://nursingtheories.info/metaparadigm-in-nursing/
Complete a timeline of significant strides taken in gerontological nursing.
Identify key points/achievements in our history.
Project the future gerontological nursing, including new opportunities for our profession.
Review your course text related to â€œchallenges for the future.â€ Search online professional sites (Example: Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) to find information addressing challenges and new roles faced by the nursing profession related to care needs of the older adult. Provide the Internet sites you utilized to gain information and respond to the following questions:
1.Have we already begun to address the needs and challenges? If so, what are some of the proposed solutions?
2.What other solutions do you propose?