Issues Affecting the Aged March 12, 2012 University of Phoenix BSHS/342 Issues Affecting the Aged The body of the aged is consistently changing. The transition from middle adulthood into late adulthood has several changes that are happening. There are biological, mental, and physical changes that are happening within the body and to the body. The transition can be difficult for some of the aged, but others transition smoothly. The changes made during the late adulthood stage of life let the
Research Paper on Issues Affecting the Aged BSHS/342 Aging adults have issues that may run deeper than the younger generation may think. Needing someone to help get through his or her day is a burden on an aging adult, especially aging adults who always have been so independent physically, and
variable factors for each individual, researchers have yet to discover one biological factor accountable to predicts one’s life expectancy (Berk, 2010). Although one cannot predict a life expectancy, some factors are strong indicators of future issues, and some factors are inevitable with time. An example of an indicative aspect relates to bone loss in bone tissue, this can create osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes difficulty walking and increases the chances of bone fractures (Berk, 2010).
2. In your opinion a). what are the most significant challenges affecting the nutrition status of children aged below 5 years in this community? Why is this a problem according to you? b) what are the most significant problems affecting the nutrition status of young girls aged 14 –17 years of age in this community? Why is this a problem, in your opinion? c). What are the most significant problems affecting the nutrition status of women of child bearing age in this community?
or profit-driven groups Different groups are: * Homeless * Aged * Youth * Chronically ill * Aboriginal Torres strait islander * Families in crisis * Disabled * Gays and lesbians * Rural families * Sole parents * Socioeconomically disadvantaged ------------------------------------------------- The aged Legal definition: the Australian bureau of statistics tends to refer to the aged as those individuals who are 65 years and over, whereas the national
COLLEGE: COURSE: NURSING) UNIT: SYDNEY ST GEORGE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (ENROLLED/ DIVISION 2 HLTEN515B – IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR NURSING CARE FOR OLDER CLIENTS 1 Written Assignment 1. Write brief notes on the current legal and ethical issues in aged care. Guardianship Advanced Health Directives Power of Attorney (Total = 25 marks, 5 marks Elder abuse ACAT • • • each) • • 2. Describe strategies that would assist the older person to maintain their physical, psychological and social
Strategic Needs Assessment Priorities Anne Drake Contents INTRODUCTION3 FACILITATION OF ACCESS AND APPLICATION4 WHY IS SOME ISSUES CHOSEN AS A PRIORITY?4 SHORPSHIRE, THE PEOPLE AND PLACE4 THE HEALTH OF SHORPSHIRE POPULATION4 KEY PROBLEMS FOR THE SHORPSHIRE AGED POPULATION5 AGEING WELL5 HEALTH INEQUALITIES6 LIFESTYLE AND OTHER RISK FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH6 NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE6 DIMENTIA6 WHAT THE SHORPSHIRE COUNCIL DOING FOR THAT?7 PLANS FOR CONTROLLING DIMENTIA7 FALLS7
When young people reach the age of 18 they become adults. They have legal capacity, the legal power to make decisions affecting themselves. This also means they are responsible for their actions. A person aged 16 years and younger is dealt with as a juvenile in criminal matters. A person aged 17 and older is dealt with as an adult. In NSW a child under the age of 10 years is regarded as too young to form criminal intent (mens rea) and therefore cannot be held criminally responsible. Section 5 of
the most significant issues related to nursing today is the shortage of trained professionals that are willing to work in Aged Care Facilities. A scholarly paper written by Jackson, Mannix and Daly in 2003, tells us that new graduates are reluctant to join the aged care sector due to negative perceptions, working conditions such as dealing with physical injury, violence and behavioural difficulties are just some of the issues affecting a nurses’ decision not to work in the Aged Care Industry. Over
tobacco has grown rapidly and dangerously through the years. It has affected people of all ages, race and social standings. Tobacco use is the leading killer in all-preventable deaths and statics have shown that it is continuing to grow and is now affecting our youth. It is extremely important that we try our best to get a handle of this problem. Our government has tried many measures in fighting this battle and will continue in this struggle. This paper will outline who is being affected by tobacco