Gero Midterm Part 1
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Gero Midterm Part 1
Gero Midterm Part
Gero midterm Part 1
What is Gerontophobia
The fear of aging or growing older
What is ageism?
The bias in healthcare.
Healthcare professionals do not receive very much training in care of older adults.
Older adults are less likely to be screened for diseases or participate in studies or receive preventative care.
What are some negative attitudes towards aging?
In most cases these are not true
You loose your health and independence.
You get senile
You get demanding and useless
You get sad and find no satisfaction in life
What are some Myths of Aging
To be old is to be sick.
You can't teach and old dog new tricks.
Don't bother to close the barn door after the horse is out of the barn.
The lights may be on, but the voltage is low.
Older people don't pull their own weight.
Classification of old:
Young old: A
Middle old: B
Oldest old: C
7 Goals of Healthy People 2020
Increase # healthcare workforce w/ geriatric certification
Reduce # of older adults with functional limitations
Reduce rate of pressure ulcer-related hospitalizations
Reduce rate of ED visits due to falls
Increase chronic disease management self-efficacy
Increase # of states who report Elder abuse/neglect
Increase physical activity among physically or cognitively impaired
What is Primary aging?
Related to time
Physiologic aging AKA Senescence
What is Secondary Aging?
Changes related to trauma or disease
What is Geropsycology?
a branch of psychology concerned with helping older persons and their families maintain well being, overcome problems, and achieve maximum potential during later life.
What are some gerontological nursing roles?
Fosters independence of elders by:
What are some ANA Standards?
Quality of care
Agency Standards are policed by who?
What are the components of the Psycological theory of aging?
Stages of personality development
It explains aging in terms of mental processes, emotions, attitudes and personality development. Life Stage Transitions
What are the components of the Sociological theory?
Gerotranscendence (from materialistic to oneness with the universe)
Changing roles, relationships, status and generational cohort that impact the adult's ability to adapt
What are the components of the Biological theory of aging?
Stochastic= free radicals, errors in DNA/RNA, and wear and tear
Non-Stochastic= Programmed theory, Gene, Neuroendocrine, and immune.
What are the components of the Nursing Theory of aging?
Theory of Thriving
Minimizing age associated disabilities. Enhance safety and quality of living.
Cultural views on aging
Most other cultures view their elders with respect and care deeply for them.
Americans see them as useless
5 Care setting for health care
Inpatient Subacute unit
Acute Care Hospital
Inpatient Rehabilitation unit
Long-term care facility