Mee,C. L. (2003). Geriatic nursing: What`s old is new., 33(12),8.
Inthis article, the author happens to be a nurse who is specialized ingeriatric nursing which involves taking care of the old adults. Thenurse in this piece tries to emphasize on how much concentrationshould be given in geriatric nursing. According to her, the oldadults have been ignored and no professional care has been granted tothem. Furthermore she has strongly shifted the focus on therequirement of nursing students studying on geriatric nursing so asto provide better and necessary adult care. The author extensivelyconcludes on how it is of great importance if all nurses learn on thelatest about geriatric care, this way it will be easy to provideservices to the older adults.
Thenurse in this case has additional presented the several challengeswhich the older adults face which include less preventive care, lesstreatment of depression and at times they don’t receive anyclinical trials. The main agenda of this article was to act as eyeopener on the need to continue offering geriatric nursing to studentswho want to pursue nursing.
Joyce,H. D. (2003). Put a realistic spin on geriatric assessment., 33(12),52-5.
Thissource basically stressed on some of the key things to observe andfocus on when a nurse is conducting a geriatric assessment. Thearticle insists on the fact which could be seen as relativelyabnormal or a young individual may on the other hand be totallynormal for an adult who is of old age. Any nurse who may go throughthis piece will gain knowledge on some of the things to expect whengoing through the assessment which include keeping in mind that themental, social and mental changes may in one way or another affectthe results of the assessment.
Accordingto the article some of the things to consider while conducting mayinclude slower reaction time, the hearing and vision may in someolder age already are at a state of being impaired. Due to this onehas to take time in waiting for response from the old adult. As anurse there are some of the major things that should be put into muchconsideration like checking the patients head and neck mobility,looking at the skin, the eyes, ears and nose. Generally it isadvisable to assess the patient on everything and patiently so as notmiss anything.
Phair,L. (2010). Practice question. Older People, 22(1),14.
Inthis part of the article as a nurse we are enlightened on some of theregulations put in place to ensure the safeguarding of both children,young and old adults. Department of Health and member of the nurse’ssociety came up with a scheme that ensures that all the staff workingas nurses and doctors abides with the regulations they set forth forthem to follow. The motive of this scheme was to avoid unqualifiedwhich in this case nurses, provide services to children or vulnerableadults.
Thearticle goes further by providing information on some of the actionstaken on by the health department on nurses who will be found to haveharmed a patient. These actions include being referred to the ISAwhich decides if your case will warrant you dismissal from thehospital or health clinic. At times one may be given the chance toredeem themselves only if they get back into retraining which willensure that one is properly qualified in providing health services.