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vulnerable in health care
Pages 8 (2008 words)
(Name) (Tutor’s Name) (Date) Older Population as a Vulnerable Group Introduction The explosive technological developments in the field of medicine over the last few decades have significantly improved health status of people, particularly in economically developed countries like the U.S and the UK.
Older people are likely to be affected by issues like loneliness, stress, and depression. Therefore, they are increasingly exposed to deception and fraud. This paper will explore the social, psychological, and environmental factors contributing to older adults’ vulnerability. This will also identify certain appropriate resources available for assisting this vulnerable group. Older Population Population ageing is a process where a country’s median age rises due to increasing life expectancy and/or decreasing birth rates. In economically developed countries like the UK and the U.S, rising life expectancy is the major cause leading to population ageing. Recently, even less economically developed countries have also improved their life expectancy and significantly contribute population ageing. Growing life expectancy is the prime cause of population ageing in the world except in 18 countries which are ‘demographic outliers’ according to the United Nations (Watkins). While considering the entire recorded human history, the world has never seen an aged population as presently one existing worldwide. ...
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