My Personal Philosophy of Aging

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Running Head: MY PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF AGING My Personal Philosophy of Aging Student’s Name Grade course Tutor’s Name 9th January, 2011. My Personal Philosophy of Aging Introduction This course has had many defining moments and has been a great eye opener to the world of aging.


I had never expected that this population could have such an admirable life. Instead, I had always associated old age with the loss of hearing, loss of sight, body weakness, sickness, boredom and death. Discussion Never in my life had I imagined that old age could be interesting and fan. The video clip however, proved that this was possible and that there are old people out there who are really enjoying being old. These people can dance, keep healthy and fit, party and widely socialize with one another. It is through this moment that, I completely shunned my previous view of old age as being boring, frustrating, sickly and of it being only a step away from death. Seeing this video has made me realize that, aging is unique to every person and it only depends on how one wants it to impact on his or her life. I have learnt that, I am the one to determine the kind of life to have as an older person. This has also taught me to treat each elderly person individually, identify their needs and respond to those needs separately without generalization. This will also be an effective way of ensuring that the treatment and care I give during practice is in line with the assessment done on an individual and specific problem and needs identified (Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1997). ...
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