However, individuals experience midlife is an influence of both biological and cultural/environmental influences. Interestingly, the socioeconomic status will impact all individuals regarding health, such as a predictor of individuals who can not afford health insurance, and education which is a predictor of a healthy lifestyle (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2013). The period in a person 's life that they experience crisis, lasting a year or more, presents as an atypical level of negativity, emotional instability, and significant critical changes. In fact, midlife does not exist as a concept in all cultures (Shweder
As in a transcendental utopian society, there is no way to seek out medical help, as you are out by yourself, with whatever you need as a necessity. This is not only dangerous, but can also be fatal, as if you injure yourself badly when alone and do not seek proper medical help, you can die easily. Also, an extreme isolation from any human can be dangerous. As Donald Hebb stated, “that merely taking away the usual sights, sounds, and bodily contacts from a healthy university student for a few days can shake him, right down to the base,” (Hebb, American Psychologist). This came after a controversial study by McGill University, where they separated University students from the outside world, by putting them in soundproof rooms for as long as they could stand it.
Children that aged below 18 are not able to make medical decision by their own in most circumstances. (In reading, incompetent patient are disable to make medical decision by themselves) Their adult parents have legal and ethical right to make medical decisions for them, they have the authority to stop or continue the life sustaining treatment for their child. Because parents are believed that they are the person who know/understand the most about their child’s needs and care about them the most, also parents will make decision that provide best interest to their child. But in the reading, although the closest family members of the incompetent patient(Robert) care Robert just like how much a parent care to their child, the closest family members still couldn’t have the authority to make the medical decision that they want for
But in Donald’s case it was the total opposite. He went to the hospital with his mind already made up to die, which goes against what the doctors have being taught to do, and the principle of beneficence. The doctors decided to reject his autonomy because they knew he had an immense possibility of having a happy live and not just simply acting in a paternalistic way. In the end the doctors decisions was the right choice, when Donald stated, “I am enjoying life now, and I’m glad to be alive” (Munson6). Which proves that the doctors knew what they were doing, even though his autonomy might have being rejected; at the end it turned out to be a greater benefit to Donald because he was able to live again as a normal man.
Being a Doctor is one of the most arduous job there is. It involves having to make tough life and death decisions, but what happens when the best course of action that the doctors see is to just let the patient die, if only to spare them the pain of living. In the article “When Living Is Worse Than Death” by Christine Mitchell this topic is talked about using the case of a terminally ill child and how her parents wanted to keep her alive through any means necessary despite the medical teams advisements. This article does raise some good points about the morality of letting patients die without having to go though needless suffering with no hope of recovery , however it only shows the one viewpoint and as such lacks strong enough evidence to make a solid argument. “When Living Is a Fate Worse Than Death” by Christine Mitchell is about a child named Charlotte who was born missing most of her brain cells,a condition which meant
Physician assisted suicide, although legal in some states, should remain illegal because it goes against religious and moral beliefs. “In physician assisted suicide, the physician provides the necessary means or information and the patient performs the act” (Endlink). Supporters of assisted-suicide laws believe that mentally competent people who are in misery and have no chance of long-term survival, should have the right to die if and when they choose. I agree that people should have the right to refuse life-saving treatments, written in the patient bill of rights. But they should not have the freedom to choose to end their own lives with the help of a physician.
It is important to people of an older age to remain independent and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible. Occupational therapists can provide recommendations for the house to enable this, after careful history taking and assessment. As people age they can acquire mobility limitations. Physical adaptations to the house, such as one- storey living, widening of doors (to allow for walking aids to get through), no-step entries and addition of grab bars are all possible adaptations to the living spaces of older adults. Occupational therapists have a key role in identifying the needs for these and ensuring they are beneficial to the client.
INTRODUCTION Pressure ulcers are a serious and common problem for older individuals, affecting nearly 1 million adults in the United States. As the population ages, pressure ulcers will remain as a major health care problem. Generally, a pressure ulcer can be defined as any injury caused by unrelieved pressure that results in damage to underlying soft tissue when the tissue is compressed between a bony prominence and external surface over an extended period of time. With aging, local blood supply to the skin reduces, epithelial layers flatten and thin, subcutaneous fat decreases, and collagen fibers lose elasticity. These changes in aging skin and the resultant dropped easiness to hypoxia may develop pressure ulcer growth in older persons.
Hence, having life protection coverage is important to ensure that you have the financial capability to protect yourself and your loved ones. Main points: 1. Having insufficient insurance protection coverage is very dangerous and worrisome. A. People will be unprepared to deal with future uncertainties, which would affect the well-being and quality of life of yourself and your loved ones.
Gerontology overlaps with numerous other fields such as physiology, psychology and sociology hence it is multidisciplinary in nature. Gerontologists view aging in terms of four distinct processes: chronological aging, biological aging, psychological aging, and social aging. Chronological aging is the definition of aging based on a person's years lived from birth. Biological aging refers to the physical changes that reduce the efficiency of organ systems. Psychological aging includes the changes that occur in sensory and perceptual processes, cognitive abilities, adaptive capacity, and
If Amir withholds information from either side, it will be damaging for the relationship between nurse-patient, patient-family, and nurse-family (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009). Engagement can resolve ethical conflicts because it combines the views of both patient and nurse by looking at what is good and right (Moore, Engel, & Prentice, 2014). Should Michael choose to tell his parents the truth, Amir should be present and provide support as well as advice or a private place for the conversation. Amir should also be readily prepared with information and resources to help with the next steps. He should reassure the family members that the truth will not affect Michael’s well-being, rather hiding the truth will take away opportunities like formulation of will and last goodbyes with family and friends.
Everything Thomas does, he needs to be carefully supervised so he does not harm anybody or himself. Everybody who has experienced more than one concussion in their lives needs to take it easy and watch out for themselves and the people around them. Thomas’s wife is definitely right to be against the sport for their 14 year old son. She just does not want to see her son go through the same pain that her husband did. Symptoms such as mood swings are a very serious condition that needs to be payed attention to.
Laura’s death affected many, causing people to feel obligated to stop it from happening to anyone else. While many think Laura’s law is not ethical due to forcing mentally ill to take medication or get help against their will, it is meant to improve the quality of their own lives, and the lives of those around them in the long run. People with mental illness would refuse to get the help they