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Dorothy as the Prototype in Looking at Client Expectations; Quality of Life and Functioning

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  1.; the website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing contains many evidence-based assessment tools. Those listed below from the Try This® and How to Try This Series® are particularly recommended for the content on geriatric syndromes. The tool, an article about using the tool, and a video illustrating the use of the tool, are all available for your use. The SPICES tool is listed first since it is an overall assessment tool; the remaining tools are listed in alphabetical order. View the list of tools. Below is a suggestion of tools that may be appropriate in assessing Dorothy: Visit to access the Try This® and How to Try This resources. Some examples of assessment tools that can be used with Dorothy are:
    • Try This Issue 2 - Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
    • Try This Issue 1- SPICES- An overall assessment tool of older adults
    • Try This Issue 8- Hendrich Fall Risk Assessment
    • Try This Issue 23- HARP Hospital Risk Admission Profile
  2. Download PowerPoint slides that can be used for anonymous questioning with an audience response system as discussed as one of the activities in the Getting Started section. (file titled Dorothy audience response)
  3. Download a draft sample concept map illustrating the concept of diminished mobility which can be used in the concept map activity outlined in the Getting Started section. Please note that this is only a sample and should be used as a draft and not considered a complete concept map related to the Dorothy case study. It includes missing pieces that students can add to in either an individual or group project. (file titled Dorothy concept map)


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