The threaded discussion will provide the student with the opportunity to explore different topics, share what he/she is learning with classmates, and gain clarity about the content. This assignment reflects student centered independent learning.
The student will:
•Apply critical thinking through participation of selected topics
•Engage in thoughtful discourse with peers
•Incorporate topic discussion into clinical judgment and decision making within the setting
• Mr. CO is a 75, year-old male. He was admitted to your unit with Pulmonary Fibrosis. As you are walking towards his room to administer medications you hear his son say to him in a nasty tone of voice: “Stop being so stubborn. I need you to give me access to your bank accounts. You’re going to die alone unless you start cooperating”. As you enter the room, the son leaves quickly and you notice the patient has tears in his eyes. You ask “Is everything okay?” Mr. CO shakes his head yes, but remains nonverbal and does not make eye contact. You administer his medications and leave the room.
•The original post must be at least 200 – 300 words in length
•What types of elder abuse did you notice in the scenario? (give examples and explain)
•What signs, (in the scenario) if any suggestion that the nurse should ask some follow-up questions?
•As a nurse in this scenario what is your next action?
•How can older adults protect themselves from ever becoming victims of abuse or mistreatment?