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 population: How to ensure a well-functioning society Nowadays, more and more countries have grown to an aging society. Worse still, this aging rate seems to accelerate. In 1900, only 5% of the British population was 65 and over, which increased to10.8% by 1950 and 15.8% by 2000, and is estimated to rise to 24.7% by 2050 (Torp, 2015). This problem is even much more severe in Japan, whose people aged 65 and over make up ¼ of its population (Torp, 2015). The whole society is unhealthy and is likely to remain stagnant when there are too many old people rather than young labors.
The patient should be given time to express their thoughts. The family should be informed about the condition. Their participation is essential in making sure the patient is being taken care of. “To meet the needs of the older adult, individualize nursing care to enhance quality of life and maximize functional performance by improving condition, mood and behavior” (Potter & Perry, 2012). Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition.
The topic End of life really helped me identify different attitudes about death and dying. This module also make me aware the services and care that is available at the end of life. Espically, I really enjoyed reading the article, “Difficulties in managing the pain at the end of life”. According to Panke (2002), nurses can support/help patients to manage their pain through regular assessment, intervention planning and administration of pharmacologic and nonpharmalogical treatments. In the module 4 the article, “ Ethics: Ethical Challenges in the Care of Elderly Persons” was very iinformative to read.
PREPARATION OUTLINE Title : Care for the elderly Organisational Pattern : Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Visual Aid : Power point slides General Purpose : To persuade Specific Purpose : To persuade my audience to care for the elderly with respect and dignity Central Idea : The elderly are often neglected and are vulnerable so we must care for them to prevent untoward incidents. Introduction I. We as a human being, we age and it is said that there will be more elderly people in the future. A. According to the graph of 2012 Population Estimates and National Projections from the Current Population Report by Jennifer M. Ortman, the population aged 65 and above is projected to be 83.7 million in 2050, almost double its estimated population of
Attachment and coping of dementia care staff: The role of staff attachment style, geriatric nursing self-efficacy, and approaches to dementia in burnout Abstract Past research suggests that dementia care staff are vulnerable to the development of burnout, which has implications for staff well-being and hence the quality of care for people with dementia. Studying personal vulnerability factors in burnout is important as it can guide staff training and support. Attachment theory suggests that adult attachment styles affect caregiving relationships and individuals’ responses to stress, providing a framework for understanding caregivers’ styles of coping. This cross-sectional survey study examined relationships between staff attachment styles, geriatric nursing self-efficacy, and approaches to dementia in burnout. Seventy-seven members of dementia care staff working on inpatient wards for older people completed self-report questionnaires.
We need to do everything in our power to protect their rights and well-being. Offering resources that meet the needs of elderly persons is our responsibility. It is important to not make assumptions when dealing with older adults because they all have different needs and each case is unique. According to Elizabeth the type of support and assistance that elderly persons receive can be categorized as either formal or informal resources. Informal resources are mainly provided by the family.
LITERATURE REVIEW The scope of nursing involves caring effectively for all patients from all areas of the developmental stage. As the nursing class of 2015 ventured into gerontology nursing, the first question the facilitators asked was, “How do you feel about older persons?” The responses that were given by the students were: they are too talkative, need too much monitoring, odor is very unpleasant and they are too stubborn. “Learning is a process in with an individual achieves behavioral maturation which is not coincidental.” (Business dictionary, 2014) Hence, one’s perception and resultant attitude in caring for the elderly should change as they move from a novice to an advance beginner stage of acquiring knowledge. There are several theories that focus on nursing student’s attitude in caring for the elderly. Various studies have been done on nursing students ' attitude towards older persons, all over the world that ranges from in the 70s to more current studies done up to early 2014 and various theories were formed.
The elderly population is large in general and growing due to advancement of health care education. These people are faced with numerous physical, psychological and social role changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity to live happily. The present study was conducted to assess the relationship of specific satisfaction in biogerontology and social gerontological and medical gerontology. The present study reveals that health supports is positively and highly significantly related to using care services and suffer from disease of aged persons. The main purpose of this research was to find out the mean difference between old age home and residing in their home in suffer from disease and using care services .The total 120 elderly (60 elderly in old age home and 60 residing in their home) of age range 60-80 year.
However, number of older people in the society is increasing day by day. This is due to advancement of medical technology and certain other factors which have resulted longer life expectancy of elderly people in the society. But, majority of the elderly people today have become victim of exploitation, negligence, physical and mental torture and harassment, ill-treatment and carelessness by the near and dear one. This has created an uncertainty in the minds of everyone in this society and has led the society towards destruction of social values and eroded the relation between human being slowly but surely. Government has enacted laws and certain steps have also been taken.