The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative has developed Geropsychiatric Nursing Competency Enhancements and 27 associated Key Concepts (see POGOe Product 20660) to draw attention to the special mental health issues of older adults and assist faculty to address them. The key concepts are organized into four domains: assessment, management, approach to older adults, and role. This product provides an index of resources addressing Key Concept I.G. -- Assessment: Stressors Affecting Mental Health.
Stressors that occur in late life can affect physical and mental health. Common late life stressors such as declining health and loss of a loved one, can have a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral effects on older adult patients. This product provides information about the assessment of common late life stressors and reviews ways to enhance the well-being of those older adults affected by stress.
- Geriatric Assessment
Increase awareness and understanding of common stressors affecting the mental health of the older adult.
Each of the 27 products based on the Key Concepts provides access to curriculum/teaching materials to assist faculty to infuse the geropsychiatric nursing competency enhancements into course objectives, teaching strategies, didactic content, and/or clinical experiences of relevant educational programs. These include entry level and advanced practice nursing programs in psychiatric-mental health, adult/gerontological, family, women’s health or acute care, or stand-alone geropsychiatric nursing or continuing education courses. The resources may be adapted for use with a range of learners, as indicated in each description. Each resource has been identified as appropriate to teaching the Key Concept and is described in detail.