Assessment

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

· Read Mini Mental State Exam.pdf and Patient_Stress_Questionnaire.pdf

· Read 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.

The assignment should be written in an APA-formatted essay. The essay should be at least 1500 words in length and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials.

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