PNUR 122 - Health Promotion 2

This course focuses on health promotion as it relates to the aging process, including exploration of health promotion activities aimed at supporting clients to maintain their health.  The concepts of health promotion, physical and mental wellness, normal aging changes and continued independence are examined. 


Hours: 30 (Lecture Hours: 30)


Total Weeks: 10


Successful completion of all Level 1 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience 1


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 120: Professional Communication 2
PNUR 121: Professional Practice 2
PNUR 123: Variations in Health 2
PNUR 124: Pharmacology 2
PNUR 125: Integrated Nursing Practice 2          


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
    - Theories of aging
    - Normal process of aging
    - Demographics of aging
    - Family caregiving
    - Risk management/promoting safety with the older adult
    - Rehabilitation
    - Immunization (in the older adult)
    - Living with chronic disease: self-management
    - Regular health screening
    - Community resources
    - Elder abuse
    - Teaching and learning in health promotion: older adult
    - End-of-life planning
    - Harm reduction
    - Trauma-informed practice with older adults
    - Cultural diversity and cultural competency in health and healing, including end of life practices


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.   Describe various theories of aging and the demographics of aging
2.   Discuss the role of culture in the aging process
3.   Discuss family caregiving, caregiver burnout, caregiver benefits, and self-care
4.   Explain the connection between the determinants of health and healthy living for older adults
5.   State the importance of social supports in the health of older adults
6.   Discuss risk management for care in the older adult
7.   Identify local community resources that support and promote health in the older adult
8.   Discuss appropriate teaching and learning strategies to health promotion activities with older adults
9.   Describe risk factors for and examples of abuse with older adults
10. Discuss health promotion strategies for older adults living with chronic illness
11. Discuss end-of-life planning for older adults
12. Discuss the importance of cultural competence for supporting care of older adults
13. Discuss trauma-informed care in older populations
14. Discuss LGBTQ2 care in older populations
15. Explain differences in cultural approaches to dying


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 68%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Percentage of Group Work: 0


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.