Purpose of assignment: To help the student understand some of the non-physical hardships encountered by the older adult.

Related course objective(s): 3

Point value: 25

Due date: Week 2 (11/14/14)

Instructions: Have a conversation with a person aged 65 or older and ask him/her to describe at least 3 non-physical hardships, challenges or obstacles encountered because of his/her age. Write a narrative summarizing your conversation with the individual. Describe three ways this discovery or understanding may influence your practice as a registered nurse. Include a cover page and turn it in on or before the due date through the DROPBOX on eCollege, RN 241 shell.

Grading Criteria:

In order to receive credit for this assignment, it must be submitted by the following deadline: November 14, 2014 at 1100. No credit for late assignments.

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

1. Work submitted shows independent thinking and performance.

2

2. Narrative is clear and describes the older person’s non-physical hardships, challenges or obstacles.

10

3. Student describes the effect the discovery should have on his/her practice as a registered nurse. (3 effects worth 2 points each).

6

4. Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling is evident.

6

5. Cover page present

1

Total

25

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