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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Medicine Program of Health Sciences Division of Nursing
Lecture Code I3191501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 老年看護学実習(治療期・緩和ケア)
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Clinical Practice in Geriatric Nursing (Medical Care and Palliative Care)
ミヤシタ ミカ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
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Clinical Practice 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
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・Ability to practice nursing in accordance with a schedule which is planned based on evidence
・Ability to practice health maintenance, disease and accident prevention, and nursing care related to the recovery of good health in accordance with health problems that targeted people have. Users: Users who receive nursing services, including patients, those seeking consultations, and local citizens.  
Class Objectives
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Students will develop an understanding of the physical and mental characteristics of the elderly and the diversity of their health levels, and will develop the practical nursing skills necessary to support the health and independence of the elderly at various health levels. Students will acquire the ability to comprehensively assess the elderly admitted to an advanced acute care hospital and practice nursing care for health issues. Students will deepen their understanding of death with dignity by learning to holistically understand the suffering of the elderly in the final stages of life and the practice of palliative care. 
Class Schedule Therapeutic Phase Practicum (1w): The course will cover pathophysiology and treatment, and their effects on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of the elderly. Understand the effects of aging on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of the elderly.
Understand the past lives of the elderly and consider their future lives. To plan and practice nursing care based on assessment.
Palliative Care Practicum (1w): To understand the physical, mental, social and spiritual health issues of the elderly admitted to the Palliative Care Unit. To understand the assessment and management of distress symptoms. To understand the medical care provided to the elderly in the final stages of life in the Palliative Care Unit. To deepen understanding of dignified death of the elderly, and to consider nursing care that supports living to the end of life. 
Kimiko Kitagawa, et al. Gelonological Nursing, 9th edition, IGAKU-SHOIN Ltd., Tokyo, 2018.
Kenji Toba, et al. Geriatric Nursing  Pathology and Nosography, 5th edition. IGAKU-SHOIN Ltd., Tokyo, 2018. 
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Students should review the classes. 
Requirements It is necessary to attend 80% days for receive an evaluation.
Evaluated from attitude, attending, daily report, summary report. 
Grading Method Students should have taken the following course: Principles of Geriatric Nursing, Practice in Gerontological Nursing, Disease Management in Gerontological Nursing, Clinical Practice in Fundamental Nursing Care. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Teacher with experience in nursing teach knowledge of nursing for the elderly people and patients with cancer. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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