Nursing in Geriatric Mental Health
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Participants explore socio-cultural factors impacting on the geriatric client/family and significant others. They gain an understanding of the normal aging process, characteristics of aging and common reactions to stress in old age. Various mental disorders of the elderly are examined. Participants use the nursing process to plan care relating to mental disorders and dementia. Specific interventions are identified, as well as community resources available to meet the needs of persons with a geriatric mental health issue and their families.