Nursing process: teaching elderly clients.

Cheryl Dellasega, D. Clark, D. McCreary, A. Helmuth, P. Schan

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1. Nurses responsible for teaching older persons must adjust traditional approaches to address special age-related physical and psychosocial changes. 2. In order to develop effective teaching strategies, nurses should use the nursing process as a guide for identifying key knowledge deficits, establishing realistic goals, incorporating appropriate content, and evaluating learning. 3. The teaching environment, the actual presentation, and the presenter of information all influence the older adult's ability to learn important health-related information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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Dellasega, C., Clark, D., McCreary, D., Helmuth, A., & Schan, P. (1994). Nursing process: teaching elderly clients. Journal of gerontological nursing, 20(1), 31-38.