The Age of Dignity book helps us understand the aging process and encourages us to appreciate the multi-disciplinary approach to health of the elderly. Moreover, the discussion in the book includes the social justice and ethical issues associated with care of elderly in the US such as low wage for workers, insecurity among undocumented workers, and lack of financial support for elderly
The rising cost of our healthcare is driven by some factors, including technology, the getting older population and the creation of healthcare as a market good. With these rising cost there is talks of rationing healthcare. Rationing is
American students are falling behind students in countries who have shorter summers because of year-round education. In a recent study of 34 countries, done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 15-year-old Americans were positioned 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math (Granderson). American students are falling behind in their studies in comparison to other countries. Higher test scores from year-round schooling will benefit not only the students but the economy. The U.S. could potentially “gain $41 over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010” if in the next 20 years if students improve their score in reading, math, and science by 25 points.
Loss, grief and bereavement is something we all come across within our lifetimes, whether it is in a professional or personal capacity. This discussion will focus on sudden death and the devastating effects it can have on the significant others of the deceased. Theoretical concepts about loss, grief and bereavement will be explored, and the impact that paramedics can have using evidenced based holistic care. “Loss, grief and bereavement are about more than just death and dying” (Nicol, 2017, p.44). All three processes are interlinked together, potentially evoking a highly emotive response whether the death was expected or sudden (Alexander and Klein, 2012).
By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet. Although it sounds amazing there will only be two billion people more than we are today. Comparing to the 3 billion people who dwelled the planet at the beginning of the 20th century the growing population rate will have diminished significantly. In spite of this last fact humans will be consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. The majority of people will live in urban areas, but these areas won’t look as the cities as we know them.
A person with down syndrome usually lives into their 60’s and other people live into their 70’s. A person with Down syndrome has a shorter life expectancy than another person’s life expectancy. If down syndrome cuts down the amount of time people live the issue should be addressed and people should be educated on it. The fight for down syndrome has made some strides as March 21st became national down syndrome day representing the 21st chromosome which causes down syndrome. With this becoming national down syndrome day it’s opened people’s eyes to the issue and has educated more people than in years
The age is now increasing by 10 years with 138,700 people to 310,800 people (Wolford, Palso, Bercovitz). With the increase in age, it is normal to find older people with reduced range in motion of the joints (Kruse). But again, candidates for the anterior approach must have flexible joints. Even if patients were younger, many would still be rejected because of their weight. In the United States, “68.8% of adults are either obese or overweight” (Overweight and Obesity Statistics).
Also, it is projected that more than 1 million registered nurses will reach the age of retirement in the next 10 to 15 years according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. A third factor in the nursing shortage impact is that changing demographics trigger a need for more nurses to care for the baby boomers population. Demographics refer to age, gender, ethnicity, mobility, disabilities, language, employment status and location. Once the baby boomers reach age 60 and beyond, the demand for nurses will only increase dramatically. Statistics report that the ratio of potential caregivers to care for the elderly population will decrease by 40% between the years 2010 and 2030.
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.
However it is important to note that this is the best time for Microsoft to purchase LinkedIn (as the market cap is 60% of what it was compared to last year and it reached lowest in February 2016).There are half a billion users whose professional data and behavior is up for sale and Microsoft gets it in the right time. The growth is number of LinkedIn users is close to 19% annually and additional 9% growth in new users every year. Experts also project higher mobile usage (up to 60%, which grows by 49%). There are almost 45 billion quarterly member page reviews and more than 100% growth in active job listings. There can be many financial models for valuing LinkedIn with each approach yielding another value, Microsoft however deemed $26 Billion as
Discussion 5- Advocacy According to recent data, the baby boom generation will have all retired by 2030, (AARP), which is only 15 years from now. The population in this generation will include 77 million more 65 and older individuals, not including the 54 million already in retirement and receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits. Please note that many seniors also receive some form of federal benefits such as military pensions, survivor’s benefits, annuities, investments income or an awarded settlement (Quad Agno, 14). Unfortunately, in our society driven many times by greed, this has placed our seniors in vulnerable positions, particularly when health and cognitive functions have declined; a slight disadvantage of becoming older (Quadagno,
College not only allows you easier access to a steady above minimum wages but also access to more life itself. Imagine yourself as a 80 year old grandparent, you could die pretty much anytime at that at age, but you can spend more time with your future family if you decide to get a Bachelor’s degree. I know this may sound as ludicris as the early 2000’s rapper, but according to the Center of Desease Control (CDC) “Between 1996-2006, the gap in life expectancy at age 25 between those with less than a high school education and those with a bachelor’s degree or higher increased by 1.9 years for men and 2.8 years for women. On average in 2006, 25-year-old men without a high school diploma had a life expectancy 9.3 years less than those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Women without a high school diploma had a life expectancy 8.6 years less than those with a bachelor’s degree or higher.” Now if this doesnt convince you of that the claim is legitamate then im not sure what will.
Advances in technology have enabled our society to lead longer lives. Instead of infectious diseases seizing lives at mid-life, chronic illnesses plague bodies until they are clutched by death. As chronicity riddles aged bodies, the demands for caregivers are on the rise. Caregivers eventually bear the burden of taking care of loved ones at high costs financially, physically, and emotionally. This discussion will address a documentary, along with subtleties that I was previously unaware of, an attribute I found most surprising, and an influential outlook that will affect my nursing practice.
The Affordable Care Act “provides Americans with better health security putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will; expand coverage, hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans” states in the Affordable Care Act article. The base of the Affordable Care Act is to help the middle class or financially unstable people get cost effective insurance. This is a major benefit for millions of people especially that don’t have a stable job, young adults and many with families to support, and people who retire and can’t afford paying so much money for medical problems. So with that being said, it will be a long-term benefit for millions to
In 2008, however, there were only 7,000 practicing geriatricians. As health care costs increase, Medicare could be pushed to its breaking point. As a result of the Baby Boomer phase, there is an increasing elderly population in America. A baby boomer turns 60 every eight seconds. Increased life expectancy partnered with declining fertility rates are causing the population to age (Everyday