This section provides other resources that can be used to facilitate education in the area of older adults. Included are case studies, a website that provides electronic patient records, and an electronic blog.
Case Study 1
This case study follows a fictional patient, Marie Burns, an 80 year old patient over an eight year period. The case includes numerous clinical tests and new pathologies. Students have the opportunity to develop interventions for the patient throughout the eight year period.
Case study 2
Boston globe article follows two older females who fractured their hips. The story follows the women from the acute care setting to home. Excellent teaching article.
After the fall part 1
After the fall part 2
By Alice Dembner, Globe Staff, December 10, 2006
World Health Information Systems Simulation (Whissl)
This is a website developed by the University of Texas Medical School. It features numerous simulated cases which include videos, electronic patient databases and evaluation forms. Members of the Bouve GEC team developed case number 23, Filomena Sanchez. Mrs. Sanchez has degenerative joint disease and has sustained a stroke. This is an excellent resource for interdisciplinary case studies.
New Blog Details Seniors' Health Care Needs
The John A. Hartford Foundation has launched a new blog, Health AGEnda, to stimulate discussion about how the needs of the growing number of older adults are incorporated into the country’s ongoing efforts to improve health care. The blog will explore this and related challenges and point to solutions as public and private sector interests seek to reshape the U.S. health care system. Through their work, the foundation’s officers travel the country reviewing new innovations in aging care, training, and research. The blog will share the knowledge they glean and the stories they hear about older patients and how these patients are faring in clinics and hospitals, homes, and nursing homes.
Geriatric Nursing Resources:
- Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
- NICHE Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders
The Family Caregiver Handbook
Institute for Aging Research
A Gerontological research facility located at the Hebrew Senior Life residential center in Boston.