Identify an older adult age 65 +, use a 1st and last initial. Execute a therapeutic assessment interview with them for at least two interview sessions assessing their self-identified:

  • Demographics, life time education and career/employment

  • Two most significant (positive) times in their lives

  • What past hardship or loss has the client successfully negotiated in the past?

  • Two personal strengths

  • Engage them in identifying what is healthy versus non-healthy coping skills

    • Inquire of 2 healthy coping skills they have used in the past and/or now

  • Three (3) pieces of advice they would give to their younger self if they could?

  • Support the client in taking the Geriatric Depression Scale.pdf

  • Support the client in taking the Fulmer SPICES Assessment.pdf

  • Perform a Mini Mental State Exam.pdf and Patient_Stress_Questionnaire.pdf (attach here)

  • Perform a Hall, Hall, and Chapman Article.pdf

  • Report the findings from the Geriatric Depression Scale, Fulmer Spices, Patient stress questionnaire and the mini mental status exam

  • Discuss your older adult’s level of ego integrity vs. despair as described by psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. If you had to rate them on a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing a full state of despair and 10 representing full ego integrity, what rating would you give your older adult?

  • Describe at least two nursing diagnoses for this client.  

  • Create a plan of care for the client to include at least three nursing goals with two nursing interventions each.

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