INTERVIEW WITH AN OLDER ADULT: PART 2, WRITING ASSIGNMENT
Overview: In this second interview assignment, you will interview your selected older adult (age 70 and above) once again
and ask him or her to answer a second series of assessment questions. Then, you will write a paper based on that second
interview. This is the second of the threepart
Directions NOTE: as you record the client’s information, use only their initials: a) Geriatric Depression Scale: Short Form
(Chapter 7: page 175) b) Geriatric Pain Assessment (Chapter 9, page 214, Box 92)
c) Assessment of environment and
advanced directives: Ask the patient if there are any safety issues in the home including stairs (narrow, poor lighting,
inadequate railings), bathroom (including toilet and bathing facilities save with hand railings and lighting), and is the home
free of clutter (cords and scatter rugs, and adequate lighting). Does the patient have an advanced directive or living will?
(Use the questions listed in table 21
– Chapter 3 page 57 that apply to the topics listed above). 3. List one teaching topic
and a list of interventions or items that require teaching as identified from the assessment of environment or advanced
directives questions. Support your topic with the rationale of why this is important to your client and support with two peerreview
article citations and references. Include topic and list of interventions and any supporting citation and reference.
*NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, assessment instruments cannot be published. Refer to the textbook pages listed to
obtain the interview questions. Using these questions, conduct your interview and compose your summarization from the
information obtained in the interview.
4. After completing the assessment tools or questions listed, write a paper summarizing your overall impression of the client
including each assessment tool score or answers to the questions. Include one teaching topic with appropriate
interventions and citation and reference. NOTE: as you record the client’s information, use only their initials.
Directions for paper: • Use APA style format; paper should be neatly typed and without errors. • Write a paper consisting of
words summarizing your overall impression of the client; NOTE: as you record the client’s information, use only
their initials. • Include a minimum of 3 credible and refereed citations and references in which one may be your textbook
and two references must come from peer reviewed journals (search on the internet for the definition and examples of peer
NRSE 4560: MODULE 4: ASSESSMENT 10: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT INTERVIEW
WITH AN OLDER ADULT PART
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