Gerontological Health Nursing
Appendix D Ticket to Class • Place name on top left or right corner of paper • No credit if place after discussion in class begins • No single word responses • At least 100+ words in each response to questions • Give questions some thought and answer honestly and sincerely Scenario: Abuse Mr. CO 75 year old male Admitted with pulmonary fibrosis As you are going towards the 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 he room, the son leaves quickly You notice the patient has tears in his eyes You ask “Is everything okay?” Patient shakes his head yes. Remains nonverbal You give the medications and leave the room Instructions: Did you notice any signs of elder abuse? If so, what types of elder abuse were noted? What signs, if any suggest that the nurse should ask some follow up questions? As a nurse what is your next action? What actions would you NOT take? What if the patient said “NO” when you asked if everything was okay? What questions would you ask to complete a nursing assessment? What is your emotional response to the thought of caring for an older adult who has been mistreated? Conduct a clinical assessment for screening and detection of elder mistreatment What are general warnings signs of elder abuse? How can older adults protect themselves from ever becoming victims of abuse or mistreatment?