Gerontological Education Toolkit
Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors
An unfolding case is one that evolves over time in a manner that is unpredictable to the learner. New situations develop and are revealed with each encounter. Each case includes the following:
These unfolding cases combine the power of storytelling with the experiential nature of simulation scenarios. They are intended to create a robust, meaningful experience for students, one that provides a simulated experience of continuity of care and that will help them integrate the Essential Knowledge Domains and Nursing Actions into their practice of nursing. We hope you will give them a try!
- A first-person monologue that introduces the individual or couple and the complex problems to be addressed.
- Simulation scenarios designed to help students practice assessing function and expectations of their patient(s), with links
to appropriate evidence-based assessment tools, including those from the Try This® and How to Try This® Series.
- An innovative final assignment that asks students to finish the story.
- An instructor toolkit with suggestions on how to use the various components of the unfolding cases and incorporate them into the
How to Use the Unfolding Case
SIRC Unfolding Cases Course
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