Chronic conditions such as depression and chronic pain are more common than one may think. While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. This is chronic depression. Others may have pain that does not diminish or regularly returns which is defined as chronic pain. According to the CDC “more than a quarter of all Americans and two of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions” (CDC, 2013, p. 6).
By Jonas Wilson, Ing. Med. Mandibular Fractures Fractures may occur easily in the mandible owing to its anatomical properties and this bone may account for as many as 70% of fractures occurring in the maxillofacial region. It is fairly prominent on the face and its support is not as strong when compared to other facial bones. Mandibular fractures are common in young men for a variety of reasons with the most obvious being due to physical altercations.
Bone remodelling is the process of maintaining and repairing bones. It is consists of gradual, controlled bone destruction and formation. Remodelling allows the bone structure to be modify without altering the overall skeletal size. In the adult skeleton, 5–10% of bone is remodelled every year. Remodelling does not occur consistently throughout the skeleton but remodelling occurs in spongy bone
Assignment 3: The “Golden Years” Background of Interviewee I had the opportunity to interview my grandmother. She’s a 74 years old, African American woman. A mother of 3 and a grandmother of 5. She hasn’t worked in the past approximately 20 years due to health issues.
Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation A proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation is a type of knee injury. The two bones of the lower leg connect at a joint on the outside of the knee. The thinner, outside bone is the fibula. The larger bone is the tibia.
INTRODUCTION Bone is a living, complex, hard tissue that constitutes the vertebral skeleton. It is a composite comprising of well-defined structures at different scales of hierarchy. It has an organic matrix phase composed primarily of collagen, with the inorganic phase embedded in it. The calcium and phosphate containing inorganic crystals ultimately form hydroxyapatite. The bone morphology can be describes as comprising of the cortical bone - the outer compact region, and the trabecular bone - the inner spongy region.
Getting old is something that happens to all of us, it means confronting many psychological, physiological emotional and social issues that come with entering the last phase of life; as people approach the end of life, changes occur and challenges arise because of increased dependency and isolation that can lead to different psychosocial problems. Among Filipino older adult, Carlos (1999) claims that they experiences abuse in terms of physical, psychological, and financial. Physical abuse comes in the form of intentional pain such as bruises, sprain, fracture and lacerated wounds that has been healed or pain inflicted by their primary caregivers which can lead to physical trauma. In terms of emotional abuse comes in the form of verbal assault such as degradation, coercion and social isolation which can cause psychological distress leading to depression. When it comes to financial abuse Lindayag (2013) claims that it is usually arises from their monthly
Abstract This report discusses the statement: Adulthood is probably the most balanced and free of changes stage of human development. To evaluate change in adulthood I will look at how Erikson and Levinson’s theories explore psychosocial changes in adulthood, how social and emotional development proceeds in adults and the physical changes which occur as we age. It is concluded that adulthood is a period of frequent profound change and is not the most balanced and free of change in human development. Introduction Studies on lifespan developmental psychology focus on how behaviour changes and remains consistent throughout the course of life.
Life crisis is a usual phenomenon in one’s life as individuals experience unavoidable and unexpected changes and challenges throughout one’s development. Daniel Levinson proposed that evolving physiological, psychological, and role-oriented life changes affect major life transitions Agronin (2014). Levinson et. al. (1978) stated that late adulthood is a time when “a man can no longer occupy the center stage of his world … a man receives less recognition and has less authority and power.
The knee joint is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body. It allows the lower leg to move relative to the thigh while supporting the body’s weight (Taylor, n.d.) as knee joint is one of the major weights bearing joint in the body. Knee joint plays an important role in our daily lives such as walking, running, sitting and standing. It allows physiological movement such as flexion and extension.
Summary of Article 1 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is the inability of the heart to pump blood effectively throughout the body due to weakened heart muscles. Most of the aging population, regardless of the gender, often have this problem due compromised cardiopulmonary system. People who suffers from heart failure experience fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and general debility. This affects how an individual performs his or her daily chores.