UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
SCHOOL OF NURSING
NSG 150 Personhood: being human throughout adult life
Credits: 2 Credit Hours
Semester: Summer 2014
Class Meeting: All classes will be offered on-line, asynchronously.
Faculty Dr. Carolyn Montgomery
Office Hours: Arranged by appointment.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s personal growth and understanding about the adult lifespan. Person-centered theories will be analyzed. Links will be developed between the influence in how we treat others and our perceptions of the aging process. Emphasis of course content will be on relationships/interactions with others in our lives and understanding life altering events that have occurred. All activities in this course will focus on the participant’s recognition of the personhood in adults.
At the conclusion of the course, students will:
1. Identify normal physiologic changes of adult aging
2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by linking person-centered developmental theories and theories of aging to their personal evolution.
3. Compare current research and popular entertainment themes to the concept of personhood.
4. Explore the concept of Person Centered Care as it applies to care of adults experiencing physical changes, mental changes, and aging process.
Kitwood, T. Dementia Reconsidered, the Person Comes First. University Press (1997, reprinted 2000). Chapter 1.
Taylor, B. Being Human, Ordinariness in Nursing. Churchill Livingstone (1994). Chapter 1. Nursing as a Human Relationship.
Bennett, T. and Gaines, J. Believing what you hear: The Impact of Aging Stereotypes upon the Old. Educational Gerontology; (2010). 36, 5. Pages 435-445.
Vaillant, G. Aging Well. Little, Brown and Company. (2002). Chapter 7. Healthy Aging: A Second Pass.
Discussion Board: Questions for discussion will be posted each week. Students will have the entire week to post responses to the questions. 5 weekly Discussion Boards, 5 points each week = Total possible points = 25 points
Student Presentations: Due on Week 6 (June 30) Students must post their interpretation of this theme: “RETAINING MY PERSONHOOD AS I AGE”. You may write a poem, a short essay, post a PowerPoint slide(s), post a musical interpretation, post a video made from your cell phone or choose another format that will help you to describe what you have learned in the past few weeks of this course. There will be a section on BlackBoard where you will be able to post your final product so that everyone in the class may share. Total possible points = 35 points.
Below 60 F
UB Statement of Principle on Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is a fundamental university value. Through the honest completion of academic work, students sustain the integrity of the university while facilitating the university’s imperative for the transmission of knowledge and culture based upon the generation of new and innovative ideas.
When an instance of suspected or alleged academic dishonesty by a student arises, it shall be resolved according to UB procedures. These procedures assume that many questions of academic dishonesty will be resolved through consultative resolution between the student and the instructor.
It is recommended that the instructor and student each consult with the department chair, school or college dean, or the Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education if there are any questions regarding these procedures.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:
For further elaboration of the University’s academic integrity statement, go to the UB Undergraduate Catalog http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu
Notice from the Office for Disability
If you have a disability which would require help to complete the course requirements as outlined, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), 25 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1632; phone 645-2608, TTY 645-2616, fax 645-3116. Faculty MUST be notified during the first two weeks of class of any disability that will impact your performance either in the classroom or clinical setting. Failure to do so assumes that you will be able to complete all course requirements without additional assistance. The ODS http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/ods will provide you with information and rev