Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH
Item#: N1511
Contents: 1 Course Book (50 pages)

Multidimensional Health Assessment of the Older Adult, Updated 1st Edition



Price $19.95
Item # N1511
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Expiration Date: February 28, 2017

This course helps nurses assess the physical, psychological and social health of older adults. It offers a comprehensive biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to geriatric assessment and provides information on cultural competency and special clinical considerations for interviewing an older adult. 

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through July 19, 2017.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the impact of sociodemographic characteristics on health and aging.
  • Describe the physical domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
  • Describe the psychological domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
  • Describe the social domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
  • Explain special factors that must be considered in using assessment tools with older adults.
Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH, is a professor of social work and gerontology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Black obtained her doctorate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in 2000, master’s degrees in social work and gerontology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1988), and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles (1990). Dr. Black has worked with older adults and their families as a nurse, social worker, and geriatric case manager for more than 25 years in acute care, long-term care, and home- and community-based settings.
  • You must pass the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher and complete the course evaluation to earn contact hours and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
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