Gerontology vs Geriatrics

Ms. Um’s Case During today’s visit, Ms. Um was brought in by her daughter to be established. Your NP preceptor conducted initial history, ROS, and PE, for this visit. She scheduled for Ms. Um to return in two week to continue her functional assessment and establish her plan of care. In your discussion with a classmates, you questioned whether postponing care for Ms. Um was morally /ethically justified. oWhat is your position regarding having Ms. Um return for another visit to continue her careplan? oIs the cost on the pt for a second visit justified? oHow could the NP possibly justify a second visit? What is the strategy to avoid feeling overwhelmed in your geriatric careplan? MUST HAVE REFERENCES!!

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