Describe the characteristics of the aging process.
Question 1: Describe the characteristics of the aging process.
Explain how some of the characteristics may lead to elder abuse (memory issues, vulnerability, etc.). Discuss the types of consideration a nurse must be mindful of while performing a health assessment on a geriatric patient as
compared to a middle-aged adult. – Minimum of 250 words (Please cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this
assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.) Question 2: End-of-life care becomes an issue at some point for elderly clients. Even with the emergence of palliative care programs and hospice
programs, most elderly people do not die in their own home as is their preference. What are the reasons for this trend? Discuss what you can do as a nurse to support your clients regarding end-of-life care in accordance with their wishes. Support your response with evidence-based literature. – Minimum of 250 words (Please cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.) Question 3: Research the health-
illness continuum and its relevance to patient care. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the relevance of the continuum to patient care and present a perspective of your current state of health in relation to the wellness spectrum. Include the following: 1. Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the human experience when caring for patients. 2. Explain how understanding the health-illness continuum enables you, as a health care provider, to better promote the value and dignity of individuals or groups and to serve others in ways that promote human flourishing. 3. Reflect on your overall state of health. Discuss what behaviors support or detract from your health and well-being. Explain where you currently fall on the health-illness continuum. 4. Discuss the options and resources available to you to help you move toward wellness on the health-illness spectrum. Describe how these would assist in moving you toward wellness (managing a chronic disease, recovering from an illness, self-actualization, etc.). You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Rubric Benchmark – Human Experience Across the Health-Illness Continuum – Rubric Expand All Benchmark – Human Experience Across The Health-Illness Continuum – RubricExpand All Health-Illness Importance to Health and Patient Care (C5.1) 22 points- A discussion on the importance of the health-illness continuum in relation to health and the human experience in patient care is presented. The discussion demonstrates that the health-illness continuum is important to patient care. Strong rationale is offered for support. Relation of Human-Illness Continuum to Value, Dignity, and Promotion of Human Flourishing 22 points- A thorough explanation of the relationship between the health-illness continuum and the ability of a health care provider to promote the value,
dignity, and flourishing of patients is logically and convincingly presented. The explanation draws clear connections between the role of the health care provider and the promotion of human flourishing. Strong rationale is offered for support. Refection on Personal State of Health and the Health Illness Continuum 22 points- A well-developed discussion of personal state of health is included. The discussion demonstrates strong personal insight into behaviors supporting or detracting from health and well-being. The author clearly establishes where personal health falls on the health-illness continuum. Resources Supporting Wellness 22 points- Options and resources available that would be extremely helpful to help
the author move toward wellness on the health-illness continuum are presented. The author clearly establishes how these will assist in moving toward wellness. Insight into wellness as it pertains to the health illness continuum is demonstrated. Thesis Development and Purpose 5.5 points- Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Argument Logic and Construction 5.5 points- Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)