Journal of Gerontological Nursing

THE SECOND NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

Abstract

The Concurrent Sessions

Registrants will be able to attend four of the 16 sessions described below.

SESSION A.

Managing the Elderly Diabetic: The diabetic's life-style is a way of life. In this session some specific problems of the elderly diabetic will be addressed, including; How can the elderly with diabetes adapt to this life-style? What are some of the problems encountered in management? What role does the teaching nurse play in helping the elderly manage the disease? What is the extent of family involvement? How are other resources utilized? What are the management goals and how do they differ in individuals?

SESSION B.

Geriatric Cardiology: Heart disease in the elderly presents problems in diagnosis and therapy which differ from the same problems in younger people. In this session these differences will be explained and new information concerning indications for operative treatment in valve and coronary disease in elderly patients will be discussed.

SESSION C.

Therapeutic Use of Reminiscence: The theoretical foundation for reminiscence will be explored with a presentation of its various therapuetic uses and how it facilitates the development of the elderly. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the application of the principles of reminiscence.

SESSION D.

Pharmacological Problems in the Elderly: On the average, the elderly consume more drugs per capita than any other age group. They are at risk for drug related problems not only because of the number of medications taken, but because of normal physiological changes and the increased frequency of acute and chronic illness which compromise drug metabolism and excretion. This session will present information on the distribution, absorption, metabolism, and excretion of drugs in the elderly and will focus on the need for cautious evaluation of the elderly so that pharmaceuticals can be adapted to their special problems.

SESSION E.

Designing Multidisciplinary Educational and Clinical Experiences for Nurses: Health care for the elderly must be provided by a multidisciplinary team. Strategies for developing learning experiences and environments that introduce health science students to such team work and that foster such interdisciplinary collaboration will be discussed.

SESSION F.

Continuity of Care: The Role of the Discharge Planner: The

focus of this session will be the transition process for the chronically disabled elderly. Social, financial, legal and medical aspects of adjustment and mechanisms for finding support groups will be discussed.

SESSION G.

Stroke and the Elderly: Potential for Rehabilitation: This session will provide an overview of the many problems encountered by the elderly person who has experienced a stroke. Examples of rehabilitative nursing management will be discussed as well as how to identify and set realistic goals to assist the person to achieve a maximum level of self-care.

SESSION H.

Nursing Care of the Patient with Alzheimer's Disease: This session will present the description and definition of Alzheimer's type Dementia and the nursing care principles for patient case management. The areas of verbal and non-verbal communication, environmental manipulations, drugs, sleep, diet, psychotic symptoms and therapeutic stance will be addressed utilizing case presentations.

SESSION I.

Working with Families of Brain Damaged Adults: This session, presented by both professional and consumer representatives of the Family Survival Project of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco will focus on the impact a brain damaged family member can have on other family members, and the implications for care.

SESSION J.

Nurses as Advocates for the Elderly: This session will explore the kind of health care the elderly should be receiving, how that differs from what is actually occurring, and how the nurse can effect change in the health care system.

SESSION K.

Depression and the Elderly: Assessment and…

THE UNIVERSITY SERIES,

in conjunction with the School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, presents...

September 8-K), 1980

Hyatt Regency in Embarcadero Center San Francisco California

This two and one-half day symposium is designed for the nursing professional involved with the care of the older adult. It gives the nursing professional a unique opportunity to meet and learn from national authorities and leading practitioners in the field, and allows for maximum interaction between attendees and presenters in a stimulating learning experience.

Plan now to attend this challenging symposium

The Speakers

Joseph C. Barbaccia, MD

Joseph C. Barbaccia, MD

Mari Anne Bartoi, RN, MS

Mari Anne Bartoi, RN, MS

Mel vin Cheitlin, MD

Mel vin Cheitlin, MD

Anne J. Davis, RN, PhD, FAAN

Anne J. Davis, RN, PhD, FAAN

Priscilla Ebersole. RN, MS

Priscilla Ebersole. RN, MS

Deanna Edwards

Deanna Edwards

Leon Epstein. MD

Leon Epstein. MD

Marie Fasano, RN, MN

Marie Fasano, RN, MN

Joseph C. Barbaccia, MD, Professor, Ambulatory Care Medicine. School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California

Marl Anne Bartoi, RN, MS, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, New York

Melvln Cheitlin, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Acting Chief of Medical Services, and Associate Chief of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California

Effie Poy Yew Chow, RN, PhD, CA, Founder and President, East West Academy of Healing Arts; Member, National Advisory Council to the Secretary of Health. Education and Welfare on Health Professions Education, San Francisco, California

Anne J. Davis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor, Department of Mental Health and Community Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California

Priscilla Ebersole, RN, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Deanna Edwards, singer, composer, author, speaker and music therapist, Orem, Utah

Vlckl Ellis, RN, MS, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Gerontologist, Veterans Administration, Palo Alto, California

Leon Epstein, MD, Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Associate Director, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatrie Institute, San Francisco, California

Carroll L. Estes, PhD, Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, California

Representatives from the Family Survival Project of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Marie Fasano, RN, MN, Geriatric Nurse Consultant, Marie A. Fasano and Associates. Sacramento, California

Ruth Fleshman, RN, PhD, President, Nursing Dynamics, Mill Valley, California

Linda Hennig, RN, MA, Rehabilitation Nurse Consultant, Coordinator, Continuing Education, Marshall University, Huntingdon, West Virginia

Peggy Huang, RN, Instructor, Diabetes Teaching Center, University of California, San Francisco, California

Gladys Jacques, RN, MS, owner and Principal Consultant, Vision Associates. Los Angeles, California

Mary Conti Jeter, RN, MS, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Veterans Administration Hospital, Saratoga, California

Jeannle Kayser-Jones, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California

Gary McCart, PharmD, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, California

Elizabeth Nichols, RN, DNS, Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California

Maureen Scherzberg, RN, MS, FNP, Contra Costa County Medical Services, Concord, California

Roberta Whidden, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse, Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, California

Mary Opal Wolanln, RN, MPA, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizon

The Program

Continuing Education Credits:

University Extension Credits: 1.0 Contact Hours: 13

OBJECTIVE:

This symposium will examine aging from a positive paradigm-the emerging vibrant state of mental and physical well-being of the mature adult-and discuss selected clinical "and educational issues in gerontological nursing practice.

Linda Hennig. RN. MA

Linda Hennig. RN. MA

Elizabeth Nichols. RN, DNS

Elizabeth Nichols. RN, DNS

Mary Opal Wolsnin. RN, MPA

Mary Opal Wolsnin. RN, MPA

Table

The Concurrent Sessions

Registrants will be able to attend four of the 16 sessions described below.

SESSION A.

Managing the Elderly Diabetic: The diabetic's life-style is a way of life. In this session some specific problems of the elderly diabetic will be addressed, including; How can the elderly with diabetes adapt to this life-style? What are some of the problems encountered in management? What role does the teaching nurse play in helping the elderly manage the disease? What is the extent of family involvement? How are other resources utilized? What are the management goals and how do they differ in individuals?

SESSION B.

Geriatric Cardiology: Heart disease in the elderly presents problems in diagnosis and therapy which differ from the same problems in younger people. In this session these differences will be explained and new information concerning indications for operative treatment in valve and coronary disease in elderly patients will be discussed.

SESSION C.

Therapeutic Use of Reminiscence: The theoretical foundation for reminiscence will be explored with a presentation of its various therapuetic uses and how it facilitates the development of the elderly. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the application of the principles of reminiscence.

SESSION D.

Pharmacological Problems in the Elderly: On the average, the elderly consume more drugs per capita than any other age group. They are at risk for drug related problems not only because of the number of medications taken, but because of normal physiological changes and the increased frequency of acute and chronic illness which compromise drug metabolism and excretion. This session will present information on the distribution, absorption, metabolism, and excretion of drugs in the elderly and will focus on the need for cautious evaluation of the elderly so that pharmaceuticals can be adapted to their special problems.

SESSION E.

Designing Multidisciplinary Educational and Clinical Experiences for Nurses: Health care for the elderly must be provided by a multidisciplinary team. Strategies for developing learning experiences and environments that introduce health science students to such team work and that foster such interdisciplinary collaboration will be discussed.

SESSION F.

Continuity of Care: The Role of the Discharge Planner: The

focus of this session will be the transition process for the chronically disabled elderly. Social, financial, legal and medical aspects of adjustment and mechanisms for finding support groups will be discussed.

SESSION G.

Stroke and the Elderly: Potential for Rehabilitation: This session will provide an overview of the many problems encountered by the elderly person who has experienced a stroke. Examples of rehabilitative nursing management will be discussed as well as how to identify and set realistic goals to assist the person to achieve a maximum level of self-care.

SESSION H.

Nursing Care of the Patient with Alzheimer's Disease: This session will present the description and definition of Alzheimer's type Dementia and the nursing care principles for patient case management. The areas of verbal and non-verbal communication, environmental manipulations, drugs, sleep, diet, psychotic symptoms and therapeutic stance will be addressed utilizing case presentations.

SESSION I.

Working with Families of Brain Damaged Adults: This session, presented by both professional and consumer representatives of the Family Survival Project of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco will focus on the impact a brain damaged family member can have on other family members, and the implications for care.

SESSION J.

Nurses as Advocates for the Elderly: This session will explore the kind of health care the elderly should be receiving, how that differs from what is actually occurring, and how the nurse can effect change in the health care system.

SESSION K.

Depression and the Elderly: Assessment and Interventions: The recognition and assessment of depression in the elderly client and the etiology of depression will be discussed. Guidelines will be presented for working with the depressed elderly individual.

SESSION L.

Sharing the Gift of Love: This session will demonstrate the powerful role that music can play in the celebration of life and how it can assist the elderly and health professionals to come to grips with fears and feelings about loneliness, dependence, isolation, anxiety, pain, illness, loss, and death.

SESSION M.

Health Care Policy and Programs for Aging: This session will provide a discussion of U.S. aging policies and the aging enterprises that they have created. The term "enterprise" describes the congeries of programs, organizations, bureaucracies, interest groups, trade associations, providers, industries, and professionals that serve the aged in one capacity or another. Major components of these are primary settings in the nursing areas.

SESSION N.

Alcohol Use in the Elderly: This session will focus on the use and abuse of alcohol in the elderly, the extent of its use, and the unique management problems that occur with simultaneous physiological and psychological issues.

SESSION O.

Gynecological Problems in the Older Woman: This session will present a discussion of values and the changing focus on women's health care, as well as specific gynecological diseases and acute care problems in the older woman.

SESSION P.

The Practitioner Role: This session will introduce the participants to the role of the Nurse Practitioner within community, long-term care, and the acute settings, There will be a discussion about the potential for on-going care for the older person within the home when possible and the promotion of expanded community responsibility

MORE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY SERIES: CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR NURSES

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY SERIES

THE UNIVERSITY SERIES is a unique series of continuing education programs, each focusing on a specific area of nursing concern. Each symposium in THE UNIVERSITY SERIES is co-sponsored by Charles B. Slack, Inc., association managers and publishers, and a leading university nursing program. This allows for experienced administrative management of a program that has been planned by nursing professionals to be as stimulating and informative as possible. Other symposia offered by THE UNIVERSITY SERIES are listed on the registration form. Additional information on these programs can be obtained by checking the appropriate box and returning the form to The Registration Supervisor.

HOW TO REGISTER

Complete and send registration forms to:

THE UNIVERSITY SERIES

REGISTRATION SUPERVISOR

Charles B. Slack, Inc.

Thorofare, New Jersey 08086

Or call 800-257-8290 (In New Jersey, call 609-848-1000).

You will then receive a pre-rregistration packet. DEADLINE date for advance registration is 14 days prior to the symposium. Please make your check payable to THE UNIVERSITY SERIES or see the registration form for credit card billing. REFUNDS will be made only with written notice one week prior to the first meeting of the course. There is a $15.00 charge for refunds requested before the course begins, and no refunds after the course begins.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel rooms have been secured for registrants at a special reduced rate at the same fine hotel in which the Symposium will be held. To assure confirmed reservations, a housing form will be included as part of your pre-registration packet. Return it directly to the hotel; the hotel will then send you a confirmation form. The hotel will release these rooms one month prior to the date of the Symposium. THE UNIVERSITY SERIES cannot guarantee registrants a confirmed reservation beyond that cut-off date. Consequently, early registration is advised. All educational and social functions, except where otherwise indicated in the brochure, will be held in the hotel.

HOTEL MEETING ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS

The meeting rooms that have been selected at the host hotels will be comfortable as well as able to facilitate the unique presentations For your health and convenience there will be designated areas within the meeting room for smoking and non-smoking.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

The city selected to host this Symposium has excellent access to a major airport. Transportation is available from the airport to the hotel, either by bus, limousine, or cab, on a 24-hour basis.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Contact hours and their conversion to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or University Extension Credits, and any applicable fees, are listed elsewhere in the brochure. OneCEU represents ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience. Although CEUs are figured in tenths of units, University Extension Credits are not. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion indicating the continuing education credits earned from that University.

TAX DEDUCTIONS

An income tax deduction is allowed for expenses of education (including registration fees, travel, meals, lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (see Treas. Reg. 1.162-5) Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203 F.2d 307)

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