These findings identify a concern that the care delivery system has moved away from a patient-centred model of care towards one that focuses increasingly less on the patient and more on the needs of the system.
The reality that health care organisations in Australia are not always delivering health care to elder patients and their families that emphasises their individual needs, desires and circumstances represents contemporary challenge for healthcare professionals and nursing personnel. The health care delivery method known as “patient-centred care” is now recognised as the mechanism most likely to improve quality of care and the health status of elder patients. This quality focus on the delivery of patient-centred care recognises the contribution of patient and family experiences in care delivery processes (Epstein et al, 2005). This approach includes an appreciation of interpersonal processes or the relationship development aspects of care as essential and pivotal requirements for the delivery of high quality health care. This particular “patient-centred” perspective for care delivery has become the leading policy directive for improving quality (Davis, Schoenbaum & Audet, 2005).
At the point of service and service delivery, nurses are uniquely positioned to deliver patient-centred care for Australia ageing population. Although no single definition of patient-centred care is commonly acknowledged, typical dimensions of patient-centred care include health care activities that encompass the qualities of caring, compassion, and responsiveness to the needs of the individual human (Healthissuescentre, 2010). Effective patient-centred care has been shown to be influenced by organisational factors such as characteristics of the work environment and nurses’ job satisfaction. In studies comparing patient-centred care
Gray and Heinsch (2009) point out that the biggest challenge facing Australia is care, specifically, the labour shortages in the care industry and the high demand for quality care, which…
The United Kingdom has customarily been a recipient of migrant nurses from developing countries, more particularly, from South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines (n.a. 2011). Nevertheless, this current scarcity in the supply of nurses has placed recruitment and, consequently, retention a primary concern in UK’s international human resource management (IHRM) arena.
Since obesity impairs individual productivity and quality of life, it raises numerous societal issues as well. This paper will discuss the causes, symptoms, and long term effects of obesity in older adults. It will also study various methods proposed by researchers and medical practitioners to address obesity in older adults.
The US, since the period of the First World War has maintained an active role in the world’s activities more so surrounding insecurity issues. In that regard, we see the US attacking Iraq over its unjustified invasion of Kuwait. The US government for this reason has incurred hefty expenses with the military constituting a significant chunk of the total national budget (Tan, n.d).
This research paper focuses on understanding why suicide among older adults is prevalence more than other age groups. It is clear that the older population have been neglected in terms of understanding the problems that push them to suicide. The paper assesses the psychological, physical, and social risk factors that older adults face.
Such a dramatic increase in the elderly population presents an immediate challenge to social work, which must prepare for the problems inherent in caring for an older population. The social work profession must be able to confront the issues that have arisen because of the dramatic increases to longevity accomplished in the 20th century, and social workers must be ready to meet the distinctive needs of the country's rapidly expanding aging population.
They became a very important public means of the regulation of social relationship and marked the progress of mankind.
During last decades the American labor unions have been confronted with a lot of serious problems, which have led to substantial decline of their influence and importance.
The author states that dementia has become a source of increasing public health concern, because it has become more widespread in both the US, with associated costs of 100 billion dollars in the US. Dementia is more common among older adults and causes cognitive impairment leading to a progressive loss of memory
Moreover, numerous changes have occurred due to the advancement of technology and thus the improvements in the outcomes of the patients. The utilization of technology has thus posed a threat to the entire profession of nursing.