Introduction Over the recent years, society has been experiencing an increasing number of old aged population worldwide (World Population Ageing, 2013). This phenomenon has attracted the attention of the local and international community to take rapid actions to meet the necessary requirements of the ageing. The definition of ageing varies from author to author where one of them has defined ageing as the physical and mental changes that individuals undergoes as they grow old. Aiken (1995), for example has outlined the notion of ageing from a different point of view which comprises of the biological and chronological perspectives. The biological perspectives emphasizes on the relative changes that takes place in the skin, hair colour, strength and sensory capacity of a person who is growing old.
Healthy aging with the development and care of ideal mental, social, and physical well-being and function in older adults is a primary concern. This is accomplished when the older population is safe, promote health, and use health and community programs to prevent health problems. This elderly vulnerable population is a perfect opportunity for the Community nurse to interact with and provide services too. Public health nursing can preserve the health of the community and neighboring populations by concentrating on health promotion and health care of individuals and groups within the community. Capron Illinois is just one present poverty-stricken area where intervention is needed to protect this fragile elderly population.
Summary People get older and often have numerous chronic diseases. Despite their disabilities, people want to manage their own health and care and participate in society. In this respect the concept of “health” is about the ability to self-manage and adapt to physical, social and emotional challenges in life. Getting a total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be such a challenge. For frail elderly, hospitalization and surgery may be a major life event that could have serious effect on people’s functioning and adaptability.
National Perspective Nationally countries should take into consideration this very important issue and take concrete steps to make a better life for old people. They should make government old age homes providing proper services and create a law of the old people to be provided with a certain sum of money by either government or by his/her children so that they could manage a peaceful retired life. Global Perspective Globally all countries should make steps to make a suitable and worthy solution to this problem and work together to provide proper lifestyle to old people of the
The elders and adults in Asian countries still have a bit of inflexible way of thinking, which makes an existence of acculturation between the generations. From this, I’d like to think if family harmony can be attained by just following the long passed down thoughts of the traditional Asians. In the “Samgang Oryun” that I mentioned before, there are 3 bonds or relationships that are related to family and are stressed which are father and son, elder brother and younger brother (let’s just understand it as siblings), and husband and wife. I will be comparing the traditional and present thoughts on the 3 relationships and think about the
Greater understanding of health care practices and health care practitioners can bridge communication between the two worlds. Being respectful and education centered around the cultural needs is essential to patient's wellness and nursing care. Identification of patients perception of pain and illness is crucial in developing an understanding of cultural relationship between spiritual and medicinal care (Purnell, 2002). High-Risk Behaviors Although we may see some activities as high risk behaviors in the yup’ik culture maybe a daily occurence. Therefore addressing high-risk behavior in a nonjudgmental way and express the importance of abstaining from these activities during treatment if related to the possible interactions with medications for example drinking or hunting (Napoleon, 1996, pp
If this is not given they could die. Old age homes around the world have to not only ensure the care of these people, but also have to provide them with sources of entertainment(such as books, movies, activities etc. ), love of a family, and a proper lifestyle so that they could live a long happy life. Not all old age homes ensure these things causing problems for old people. They don’t provide proper care and a clean hygienic environment.
154). Orem’s self-care deficit theory is applicable to nursing today as it encompasses the modern holistic view of patient care (Masters, 2015). An example of modern day nursing practice utilizing Orem’s theory is with renal patients. With an ever-increasing elderly population, renal care is one of the prominent current nursing focused issues (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). O’Shaughnessy, 2014, wrote a continuing nursing education article on the importance of Orem’s theory in relation to elderly patients performing peritoneal dialysis.
Vulnerable Population The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (http://www.hhs.gov) refers to the older adult population as those people that are 60 years-old or older and live in a community and not a long term facility, when talking about identifying vulnerable older adults. One cannot be considered helpless just because of their age, there are other factors that play into being vulnerable. A very important characteristic is having one or more chronic illnesses. In this discussion I will give my opinion on whether older adults are a vulnerable population, and I will summarize and review two articles explaining what risks they face and how to help eliminate the risks. In my opinion, I do believe that the older adult is part of the vulnerable population because most older adults do have at least one chronic illness, they have to rely on family or the government to assist them with their medications and medical care, and most have an income that is at or below poverty level.
If a registered medical practitioner is not “fit to work” unless he or she has the requisite qualifications, skills and competence or is physically and mentally fit for that work. 2.3.4. Pros and Cons of Age Restrictions There are pros and cons of such restriction. Firstly, the pros of age restriction is to protect old adult against from wrong judgment. The age of 65 is chosen as an average age above which it is possible for people to experience problems with their physical or mental well-being.