πŸ‘΅ Essays on Geriatrics

Ageism Among Physicians, Nurses and Social Workers

Introduction The elderly require timely and sustainable medical services since they encounter diverse health problems. Unfortunately, the majority of them face discrimination when seeking or trying to get the best medical support. This paper presents three parts that focus on the issue of ageism bias and how it affects the...

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Exercise-Based Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Problem Statement It is worth noting that falls among senior adults are a common phenomenon. Most senior people who live at home fall at least once a year. Such a situation can be observed with those individuals who live in nursing homes as well. In the USA, falls are one...

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Soft Robot as an Elderly Fall Prevention Instrument

Introduction Fall prevention is one of the major health concerns regarding the provision of geriatric care. Falls remain the major factor leading to injury in the elderly that can have diverse negative effects on patients’ wellbeing. Soft robotics is one of the solutions to address the problem and improve older...

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Death Attitudes in Science and Culture

Introduction The issue of death has always remained a terminal and a defining matter for humanity. As such, it became a widely pondered topic of discussion which is reflected in both scientific fields and popular culture alike. As quoted in the Marvel movies, “We don’t get to choose our time”...

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“The Oldest Old – Living Beyond 90” Video

This report deals with the video that goes under the title β€œThe Oldest Old – Living Beyond 90” and can be viewed on YouTube. The video is concerned with the research exploring different aspects of aging with the focus on the prevention of certain health issues that are common at...

Geriatrics

Geriatrics: Gaining Trust with Cultural Disparities

Introduction An absence of trust in healthcare providers is usually associated with insufficient adherence to treatment guidelines and, therefore, to poorer health outcomes. The issue is especially relevant for Americans over 65, who are most vulnerable to chronic diseases. The factors that contribute to the distrust is limitations in access...

Geriatrics

Geriatric Suicide: Causes, Treatment, Recommendations

Overview The concern for an adult’s mental health in regards to suicide should begin at the age of sixty, as at this period the issue is the most prevalent. Additionally, Shaha, Bhatb, Zarate-Escuderoc, DeLeo, and Erlangsen (2016), conducted a study to determine suicide rates for adults aged from 60 to...

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