Learn about the 10th stage of Growth and Development, Middle-old (75 – 84) and describe the significant characteristics and nursing implications for this stage: and apply this knowledge to enhance your analysis of the Week 9 patient experience film ‘House Calls’ to inform your future practice as a nurse.
Learn about the ageing process, attitudes and communication, and several psychosocial ageing theories.
Reflect and discuss: Age ‘Middle old’ (75 – 84) Male and Female patient care experiences from the film House Calls and identify core concepts and themes within these experiences to inform your future practice as a nurse.
Patient Experience – Age ‘Middle-old’ Male and Female Patient Experience
Activity 1 – Reflective. (Duration 30 mins)
After viewing the film ‘House Calls’ answer the following questions:
- Choose one of the older patients in the community setting and describe their personhood. (What are their interests? What is important in their life? What are their concerns? What threatens them?
- What are the main positive and negative aspects of these older people’s experience living in the Canadian community setting?
- Did the ‘House call film share a balanced older person’s experience living in the community setting and their engagement – experience with the ‘health care system’?
- Reflecting back to your answer to question 1 [and the patient you chose]…What impact do you think the Doctor had on this patient’s experience? Briefly explain.
- Identify two main points you can take away from watching this ‘House call’ film ‘middle-old’ (75 – 84) patient experiences. Say why you chose this points (Justify this point by linking your statement back to one of Week 9 readings and at least one reading from weeks 1 – 8 – use in-text referencing).
Activity 2 – Choose a reading from the Week 9 Reading list.
- Write the title of your reading.
- Aim to write one paragraph (aim for 6 sentences). The topic from this reading is your choice. Choose a topic by selecting some information that you found relevant. Say why the information you chose is relevant to this week’s patient experience (the person you chose from the film House Calls) and how this information will help you improve the patient experience and or partnering in care with patients and their families. Your statements need to be supported by referring back to the reading you chose, as well as link back to at least one other reading from weeks 1 – 8 and or 9. Remember to include the use in-text citations to support your writing. Reference your reading below your paragraph using APA 7th edition conventions.
Writing tips: Remember, the first sentence of your paragraph is a main point sentence and therefore does not contain an in-text reference. Equally, your last sentence of your paragraph is your summary sentence that links back to your main point sentence. Therefore your last sentence is also free from in-text citations.
Activity 3 – Gibbs Reflective Cycle (adapted version by Burns & Bulman, 2000). (Duration 30 mins)
- Create six columns in your note pad (landscape orientation needed) or use the templates below (pp. 7-8).
- Spend a minute or so thinking about the Week 9 older patient experiences from the film ‘House Calls’.
- Stage 1 – Description. From the patient you chose for Activity 1, Question1: focus on two parts of their experience (positive and negative) you find particularly relevant. Write one paragraph of at least 150 words to 250 words to ‘Describe’ these two aspects of their experience. Identify two themes from your description and include these within your paragraph. Link your themes to relevant literature. Aim to use in-text citation.
Write your description in the first column.
- Stage 2 – ‘Feelings’ and ‘Thoughts’. Spend a minute thinking about your ‘feelings’ and ‘thoughts’ in response to your description about these two aspects of this person’s patient experience. Link your ‘feelings’ and ‘thoughts’ to relevant literature. Aim to use in-text citation.
Write your feelings and thoughts down in the second column.
- Stage 3 – Values and Beliefs. Think about the ‘Values and Beliefs’ that connect to your feelings and thoughts? Where do these values and beliefs originate from? Why are these values important? (Link your values to the nursing governance readings – for example: week one ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, week two Code of Conduct for Nurses and week three Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. Is there a particularly relevant value statement/principle you could apply to this situation/patient experience?). Link your beliefs and values to relevant literature. Include in-text citation. Write the answers to these questions in the third column.
- Stage 4 – Analysis: From your Week 9 readings (& weeks 1 – 8) what sense can you make from this patient experience? Link your analysis to relevant literature. Include in-text citation.
Write your answer to this question in the fourth section
- Stage 5 – Conclusions Drawn: What conclusions can you draw? As a nurse, what type of care approach would you adopt for this this patient. Articulate how it is either different or similar to the House call Doctor? Link to literature and include in-text citation. Write your answer to this question in the fifth section.
- Stage 6 – Action Plan
List at least two ‘partnering in care’ strategies you would use to improve this patient experience.
One partnering in care strategy at the ‘individual’ level
One strategy at the ‘GP practice’ department or environment level.
Link these strategies to relevant literature. Include in-text citation. Write your answer in the sixth section – Stage 6.
- Include a reference list.
- Group Forum Weekly Activity post: Mandatory Activity linked to the Assessment 2 Item Refer to the Assessment 2 Item marking rubric.
Go to the Forum tab located on the left-hand side of the Study Desk, Click this Forum tab and locate the forum titled ‘Week Nine Forum Post Activities’.
- Post your answer to Activity 2
- Choose a peer to respond to.
Provide constructive feedback to one of your peers.
Remember to preface your writing by identifying the reading your peer referred to.
Remember to include in-text citations where applicable in your writing and a Reference list from the in-text references you cited.
Tips to respond to a peer
In responding to a peer please provide them with feedback. Remember the following tips.
- Write using respectful, polite and professional language. No slang.
- Aim to be motivational and supportive.
- Focus on description rather than judgement.
- Provide a balance of positive and negative feedback.
- Aim to refer to relevant literature to support your feedback and include the respective in-text citation.
Aim to also include a reference list for your peer post.
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