|Title |Understand the factors affecting older people | |Ref |HSC 3072 | |Level |3 | |Credit |2 | |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria | |The learner will: |The learner can: | |Understand the impact of the ageing process |Describe changes that may come with ageing | |on older people | | | |Explain how the experience of the ageing process is unique to each individual | | | | | |Analyse the potential impact of factors associated with ageing on older people to include | | | | | |Physical | |
What you believe about aging influences how you perceive and interact with older clients. Whether you are a counselor or a client, ones theory of aging influences your perspective and how one lives there day to day life.” The problem of how aging evolved was first debated by August Weismann who developed the theory of programmed death which proposed that aging evolved to the advantage of the species, not the individual, and that there must be an evolutionary advantage to having only a limited lifespan.” Ljubuncic, & Reznick, (2009). Aging of our population present enormous societal challenges to ensuring that our infrastructure can support the needs of our elderly people enabling them to live healthy, independent, and productive lives. For us to meet the challenges of our aging society we must rethink our conceptualizations of aging and redefine what it means to be older. The goal of the research is to improve our understanding of an aging society and provide education, information, and interventions.
State space models. Terasvirta (1994), “Specification, Estimation and Evaluation of Smooth Transition Autoregressive Models”, JASA, vol. 89, 208-218. Demonstrates the procedures STARTEST, YULELAGS, and LAGPOLYROOTS. Tsay (1998), “Testing and Modeling Multivariate Threshold Models”, JASA, vol.
Indicators of structure are measures by the supply and skill level of nursing staff as well and the education and certifications of the nursing staff. Indicators of the nursing process are nursing assessments, interventions and RN job satisfaction. Patient outcomes that are determined to be nursing sensitive are those that improve if there is a greater quantity or quality of nursing care (e.g., pressure ulcers, falls, and intravenous infiltrations). (American Nurses Association, 2014) NDNQI: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. There are some patient quality and safety measures which have been shown through research to be significantly affected by nursing care or “nurse-sensitive” measures.
Social Disengagement Theory: Disengagement theory is a model by William Henry and Elaine Cumming, two social scientists interested in studying aging and the way interactions with other people change as people grow older. According to their theory, as people age, they tend to withdraw from society, and this can be the same, with society being less likely to engage with and include older people. They argued that this was a consequence of people learning their boundaries with age and making way for new generations of people to fill their roles. Under this theory, as people age, they tend to grow more fragile and their social circles shrink as they start to pull away and be less actively involved. Critics point out that often this disengagement is enforced, rather than voluntary; someone who needs to move to a nursing home, for example, experiences a restriction of her social circle as her friends may not be able to visit, and may start to die, leaving her with fewer connections.
Cumming and Henry’s theory believes that the social changes that take place in old age are as follows: Society withdraws from the individual • Compulsory retirement. Normally at 65 years of age. • Children grow up, leave home and start families of their own • Death of spouse or friend • High profile of the youth and younger person The individual withdraws from society • There may be a reduction in social contacts and also in social activity • Life may become more solitary • Confidence may decline as social contacts reduce Cumming and Henry both believed that this mutual disengagement was inevitable and beneficial. Older people may cast off social roles and emotional responsibilities. This is due course may lead to contentment.
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Details: Write a formal paper (750-1,000 words) that addresses the following: 1.Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level in nursing. 2.Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree). For additional help finding research on this topic, refer to the GCU Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center. Refer to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet: Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/NursingWorkforce.pdf)as a resource. Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points.
Caring for Older Adults M. Soble, SN March 17, 2011 In today’s society, older adults can be defined beyond the traditional idea of chronological aging, to an overall view of social, cultural and biological aging factors (Ebersole, 2008). These include social status, dress, language and role participation in society, as well as declining physical function of cells and organs and possible changes in mental state (Ebersole, 2008). This paper will be focusing on Watson’s (2008) lower order needs of activity/inactivity and food and fluid in relation to a patient cared for in the clinical setting and the interventions that can be used with this older adult. Watson’s (2008) caritas processes four, developing and sustaining a helping-trusting caring relationship, and eight, creating a healing environment at all levels, will be utilized throughout this paper and in the suggested care for the older adult patient. The following will discuss how it is important to identify the needs, care and risks for an older adult patient in the hospital setting, and to use knowledge, empathy and caring practice to promote healing and recovery for the overall well-being of the older adult patient (Sorrell, 2010).
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing/Division 2) HLTEN515B Implement and Monitor Nursing Care for Older Clients Assessment Two Lucinda Heriot BSBCR6 Question 1. Increasing demands have been placed on health care services due to the ageing of the Australian population. In response to these challenges the Government has reviewed and implemented new funding mechanisms which assist in the provision of aged care and funding is combined by both state and federal funds (Brennan and Wensor pg. 97). ACFI is the revised Aged Care Funding Instrument that is used nationwide for determining the level of care payments for residents in aged care homes.