A study of chronic illness prevalent in the geriatric population.

Mid Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessed in Introduction to Gerontology Nursing are: 2c: Examine the impact of the environment on the health of the patient (individual and family) and the delivery of nursing care* Asterisk (*) on grading rubric indicate specific criteria for Student Learning Outcomes The purpose of this paper is to apply critical thinking skills and evidence based practice to chronic disease in older adults and management of nursing care. Select a chronic illness prevalent in the geriatric population and utilize the rubric to discuss the following concepts: gerontological care, health promotion of older adults, environmental influences and preventative care.

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