My research interest in Science and aging will be Learning abilities and cognitive development of older adults. Aging should not be regarded as an affliction, it is a stage in life, that should be celebrated and documented in all its natural grace and beauty. However, Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic diseases. I would like to be involved in a research on how aging adults can be educated and informed on how to cope with illnesses that have befallen them in their old age. Both mentally and physically.
Where many people show a quick and satisfactorily postoperative recovery, some (older) people, may face many barriers in their recovery. Unfortunately interventions with the aim to improve functioning before and after THA have usually little value. To improve functioning of each individual in his/her own environment before and after total hip arthroplasty (THA), professionals should change towards providing opportunities, tools and interventions that take
This week reading allowed me to understand more about grief counseling and grief therapy. Grief counseling helps clients adopt healthy ways to face the reality of a loved one that has passed. Grief counseling adopt strategies such as increase reality of loss, face emotional or behavioral pain, solve any obstacles that can prevent the person from moving forward and finally finding a way to maintain a bond with the deceased. Grief therapy focuses on a deeper complexity involving grief. Therapy can continue any abnormality such as extended periods of grieving.
This type of therapy may not be suited for all older adults. Remotivation therapy’s focus and intent is to “help older clients become invested in the present and future” (Gladding, pg. 305). Sadly members who participate in this group have really “lost interest in the present” (Gladding, pg. 305). They are only focused on the “past and nothing else” (Gladding, pg. 305).
Person Centred Care and the Older Adult Is a person centred care approach really that important when it comes to nursing an older person? The answer is simply, yes. Older people are susceptible to a range of vulnerabilities and threats to their personal identity. This essay sets out to prove how meaningful and imperative it is for nurses to provide the elderly with individualised patient care. Divided up into two sections, the first will include a discussion on how patient centred care immensely benefits an older adult by improving their experience while being looked after and taken care of.
Aging is exciting, it discusses about maturity, wisdom and building unshakable, fruitful and successful relationship for a lifetime (National Institute for aging , 2015). In this study, the researcher will focus on the last stage of Eric Erickson psychosocial development on achieving integrity and Maslow hierarchy of human need in achieving self actualization, because it remains one of the least studied among the psychosocial stage and the hierarchy of human needs. Although, there are scholars who attempt to construct some of the elements of ego integrity among older adult, but little are known about the experiences of older adult on the relationship between his environment and inner
It is important for social workers to be aware of the effect the negative stereotypes can have on older adults. According to Jocelyn and Patricia (2006) gerontologists have argued strongly that negative and often ageist attitudes may be at the root of the worst problems that can affect older people. Social workers need to develop self-awareness of their own views on aging and how these negative stereotypes can affect their practice. Research shows that
The aim of this essay is to incorporate an understanding of ageism within the healthcare environment by reviewing the impact that ageism has on the delivery of nursing care within the older generation of society. This essay will define ageism, discuss the theories that are relevant to ageism as well as to critically analyze the quality and safety of care that is being provided to this sector of the population. The essay will clearly identify strategies that are of benefit to the older person when addressing ageism within health care. The definition of ageism is outlined as the concept of discriminating and stereotyping individuals on the basis of their age (Ferguson, 2012).
Framework for Praxis The author is pursuing the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC) course. In order for nurses to be able to assess and manage their patients, they should be able to effectively synthesize knowledge (Higgs, Burn, & Jones, 2011). This paper aims to provide a succinct discussion of the ideological, theoretical, and ethical framework that influences the author’s praxis. Furthermore, this paper will discuss how the author’s philosophical viewpoint and theoretical framework affect how she views her phenomenon of interest on newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD).
Occupational therapists have a key role in identifying the needs for these and ensuring they are beneficial to the client. Occupational therapists can cater for home needs of a range of acquired illnesses associated with aging. For dementia patients the therapist can install grab bars, door security systems and a securing system for potentially hazardous items such as cleaning supplies and medication. They can provide increased lighting, colour contrast schemes, enlarged print materials and visual aids for older adults with eyesight
Patient with critical condition need to be considered as they need to be closely monitor by health professionals in the hospital. The Consultation document ‘Care in the Community’ (DHSS, 1981) made several suggestions for moving people who do not need nursing care out of long -stay hospital (Social Policy and Social Welfare, 1983). By limiting services, NHS is trying to increase its care to what it may be refer as ‘treatment’. Giving priorities to both conditions are necessary but doing this by choosing the right environment and what is best for patient is more important. In family members, it might affect elderly people that might require help such as nursing care.
5 Areas of Study for the Master of Science in Nursing Student Longtime professionals working in the nursing field have witnessed unimaginable changes during their careers.  They have watched nursing transform from a secretarial role to one where nurses now practice autonomously and collaborate with specialty providers. Today’s nurses directly contribute to the welfare of patients and their families. Some veteran nurses describe this transition with words such as positively challenging, fulfilling, and remarkable. Today, various training and education can open up a world of opportunity for nursing professionals.