The actual situation on how nursing students understand older patients using Orem’s nursing theory in the Geriatric Nursing Training
Geriatric Nursing Training
The purpose of this study was to clarify how the students understand the older patients based on Orem’s nursing theory in Geriatric Nursing Training. The participants were１７nursing students in third grade. The interview was carried out using semi-structured interview with students for how they felt older patients. As a result, two categories were extracted ; ［ they need limited care for deficient parts］and［they have toughness cultivated through their long life］. The students understood the older patients as having self-caring abilities and thought that limited care should be provided only for deficient parts of patients. Also, they understood older patients as having strength cultivated through their long life. It is necessary for teachers to assess the Self-care agency more severely for students to get hold of mature elements characteristic of older patients.
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