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Placement Learning in Older People Nursing

A guide for students in practice

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.


Undergraduate Nursing students.


Published: December 2012

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5172-2


  • Section 1 Preparation for Practice Placement Experience: Understanding the concepts of being an Older person

    Chapter 1 Exploring the concept of older people nursing

    Chapter 2 Policy related to working with older people in nursing practice

    Chapter 3 Attitudes to working with older people

    Chapter 4 Valuing diversity

    Chapter 5 Theories of ageing

    Chapter 6 Dementia and delirium

    Chapter 7 Core philosophies of care for older people

    Chapter 8 Preparation for practice learning experience

    Section 2 Placement learning opportunities : general principles of care

    Chapter 9 Communication, assessment and planning care

    Chapter 10 Dignity in care for older people

    Chapter 11 Safeguarding older adults

    Chapter 12 Family care in old age

    Chapter 13 The concept of independence in old age

    Chapter 14 Planning multi-disciplinary discharge


    Section 3 Reflecting on the Older patient experience: Case studies

    Chapter 15 Case study 1 - Caring for a patient following a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA)

    Chapter 16 Case study 2 - Falls prevention

    Chapter 17 Case study 3 - Caring for an older patient and their family at the end of life

    Chapter 18 Case study 4 - Mental health and Older people

    Section 4 Consolidating Learning

    Chapter 19 Reflection and future learning


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