Nursing Care of Older Adults

The topic of our forum this week two will be alternative/complementary therapies. This will include probiotics, supplements, herbal medicines, and other alternative therapies for the older adult. It would be preferable to present a discussion of a topic that you are familiar with in your culture. You will be doing some research on the topic and will present it similarly to the way in which your textbook presents herbs. Try to select an herb that is not already discussed in your textbook, such as one of the herbs tested in the ATI pharmacology book. Try to make sure your discussion forum applies to the older adult.

You will be posting your information on research and use of this herbal or other complementary therapy on our discussion forum. I do want the other class members to respond to the postings to let us know their thoughts on the use of this herb, if they think it will work well or if they know of its use.

NSG 360 FORUM DISCUSSION GRADING RUBRIC

Activity Excellent
(100%)
25 Points Satisfactory
(75%)
18.5 Points Unsatisfactory
(50%)
12.5 Points Points
Awarded
Demonstrates an
understanding of the discussion prompt/question Display an excellent
Understanding of the course materials and the underlying concept being discussed. Uses course materials and other information to support important points Displays some
Understanding of the course materials and the underlying concept being discussed. Limited use of course material and other
Information to support points. Displays little
Understanding of the course material and the underlying concept being discussed. Use of course materials and other information to support points is incoherent or missing entirely
-Demonstrate an
Understanding of the comment under discussion. Connects to professional practice
Displays and excellent
understanding of the comment under discussion by affirming statements and citing relevant research or asking a new related question or, making an oppositional statement supported by personal experience or related research
Displays some understanding of the comment under discussion by affirming statements and citing some research or asking a new somewhat related questions, or making an oppositional statement somewhat supported by personal experience or related research Displays little
understanding of the comment under discussion as evidenced by no affirming statements or references to relevant research or, asking no related questions or, making no oppositional statement supported by any personal experience or
related research. Connection to
professional practice Evidence of strong reflective
thought pertaining to personal perspectives and professional development. Reflective statements go beyond what takes place in a classroom to include a theoretical rationale underlying the use of specific strategies or materials Evidence of some reflective thought pertaining to personal perspectives and professional development. Reflective statements contain some of the theoretical rationale underlying the use of specific strategies or materials Little evidence of
reflective thought pertaining to personal perspective and professional development. Few, if any, reflective statements go beyond what takes place in a classroom. Little
if any theoretical
rationale underlying the use of specific strategies or materials included
Quality of writing
and proofreading Written responses are free
of grammatical, spelling, syntax, or punctuation errors. Writing facilitates conversation. Included are at least two professional references in APA format. Written responses
are largely free of grammatical, spelling, syntax, or
punctuation errors. Writing somewhat facilitates conversation. Incorrect APA format in references. Written
responses
contain more that
6 grammatical, spelling, syntax, or punctuation errors. Writing does not facilitate conversation. No references cited.
Total points
Earned

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