Chapter 1-Part 1 Study Guide
Gerontology is the scientific study of the effects of time on human development,
specifically the study of older persons.
An individual ages biologically, psychologically, sociologically, and spiritually as a
Chapter 1-Part 2 Study Guide
Knowledge and skills for Basic Gerontological Nursing
Recognize the right of competent older adults to make their own care decisions, and
assist them in making informed choices.
Establish a therapeutic relationship with the ol
Chapter 1-Part 3 Study Guide
Development of Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological nursing roles
o A gerontological nurse may be a generalist or a specialist.
o The gerontological nursing specialist has advanced preparation at the masters
level and perform
Chapter 5-Study Guide
Key points to consider in observing cultural rules and etiquette
o Social organization and expectation
o Communication style, especially in the health care setting
o Use of personal space and eye contact
Chapter 27-Study Guide
Self-actualization is the highest expression of ones individual potential and implies inner
motivation that has been freed to express the most unique self ir the authentic person.
Characteristics of the self-act