Nr601 Week 1: Discussion Board – Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment


 Nr601 Week 1: Discussion Board – Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment


The purpose of this assignment is to review the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Discuss components of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (WO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4) (CO1, 5, 7)
  2. Evaluate screening tools used as part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (WO 1.4) (CO 1, 7)

Due Date: 

The initial posting to the graded collaborative discussions is due by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.

Peer and faculty responses are due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.  Please note that the late assignment policy does not apply to the collaborative discussions.

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday@ 11:59 pm MT, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).

Total Points Possible:

60 points


Step 1:

Review the assigned topics which are listed by student number. For example, if your student number is 2 you will discuss the functional health domain and then respond to a classmate who has posted on the psychological health domain.

Your student number: Your assessment domainYour peer response domain1 and 5Physical healthSocioenvironmental health & quality of life measures2 and 6Functional healthPsychological health3 and 7Psychological healthFunctional health 4 and 8Socioenvironmental health & quality of life measures (my topic).Physical health 

Step 2:

For your assigned assessment domain:

  1. Provide a brief 3-5 sentence summary of the components of the domain assessment*
  2. Choose a screening tool which is appropriate for your domain. Explain the screening tool purpose, components and scoring technique*
  3. Provide 2 references in APA format beneath the table which support your work.  You may use the textbook. The second reference must be a scholarly source.

*All responses must be your work, in your own words.

Your table should look like the following:

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment DomainDimensions of assessmentScreening tool related to the domain(s) References:    

Step 3:

Paste table inside the discussion board post. Do not attach as a document.

Step 4:

Respond to a peer’s post. Your assigned response to a peer requirement is listed within the assignment table.

Peer response will include:

  • Compares peer domain to student’s assigned assessment domain, noting similarities and differences*
  • Peer review: discuss how your assigned peer’s screening tool can be applicable in your own future practice*

*All responses must be your work, in your own words

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