Introduction: What Is Known About Elder Abuse
Elder abuse occurs at an alarming rate: around one million incidences a year and perhaps more due to under-reporting and inconsistencies in defining what constitutes … at an alarming rate: around one million incidences a year and perhaps more due to under-reporting and inconsistencies in defining what constitutes elder abuse (Falk, Baigis, Kopac, et al., 2012). Roberto (2016) estimates as many as one in every ten American elders experience some kind of abuse. Unfortunately, “there is no uniform term or agreed-upon definition used among state governments, researchers, health care and service providers, and advocates,” (Roberto, 2016, … and advocates,” (Roberto, 2016, p. 302). Cultural and religious diversity further impedes the evolution of a comprehensive and universally applicable definition of elder abuse, in spite of the fact that some forms of abuse and certain instances can be considered unequivocal (Saghafi, Bahramnezhad, Poormollamirza, et al.,……
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… leaders took at the start of the current coronavirus pandemic was to redistribute him and his workmates to support emergency operation centers and nursing home throughout his state (Int-2).
Crises affect many people in different ways. For example, the current coronavirus crisis has affected almost everyone financially because … financially because it has reduced economic activities significantly. The crisis has also affected many people mentally because it has led to stay at home orders and advisories in many places across the country and the globe. The stay at home orders and advisories have also reduced socialization. The leaders who are expressing compassion and are showing that they understand what is happening are ……
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Women, War and nursing
The role of women, war and politics impacted the growth of the nursing profession primarily through the work of women like Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross and known as the Angel of … of conditions. War and social politics put women in a position to help out the only way they could—and that was to provide nursing.
Black women especially were involved in nursing in the early days and the inclusion of minority women, particularly black women improved the development of nursing as a profession, as it became clear that a nursing standard was needed that all these helpful women could adhere to in order to deliver quality care. Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first … Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first black woman to study and train to be a professional nurse in the U.S. She graduated from nursing……
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… likelihood of syncopal episode.
Clinical significance: The data would help identify personal/biological factors causing the patient’s condition.
Relevant data from social history: Sexual abuse by her stepfather, living with a single mom, and sexual behaviors.
Clinical significance: It would help identify social/family factors contributing to the condition.
… to the condition.
What is the relationship of your patient’s past medical history (PMH) and current meds? What medications treat which conditions?
Self-injurious behavior (SIB)
Sexually abused as a child
Citalopram 20 mg PO daily
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
Reduction of depressive and eating disorder symptoms and protection against … a PRIORITY Lab
Lab: Potassium Value:1.9
Normal Value: Critical Value: 3.7
Clinical significance: Low level of potassium in the blood could indicate hypokalemia.
nursing assessments/interventions required: Management of vomiting tendencies, which causes loss of potassium.
Lab: Magnesium Value:1.2
… concern is supervision.
Child Protection Discussion
The law states that children and young people have the right to be kept safe in the home and families they live in. These home and families should be devoid of violence and abuse. While it is a crime to abuse a child, it is still an issue of concern in Australia (WHO, 2002). Neglect is defined as a situation where the caregiver cannot … is not able to provide because of circumstances, the…[break]…· Report cases where the unborn are likely to be at risk of neglect and abuse
· Continue with healthcare provision as the cases are processed
· Report to community services and the children's court where there are requests … proceedings of the children's courts when called upon to do so.
Young people have a right to be kept safe in their home and around the community. They should……
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… option for transgender people for alleviating gender dysphoria symptoms. In this setting, gender reassignment, surgery, and hormonal treatment play a pivotal role.
Substance Abuse and relation to transgender
Research has indicated that there is a high prevalence of substance abuse amongst transgender people. Clinical studies have demonstrated that high percentages of substance abuse are accredited to individuals facing a gender identity that is on balance with sexual anatomy. Statistics indicate that for transgender people, the level … to individuals facing a gender identity that is on balance with sexual anatomy. Statistics indicate that for transgender people, the level of substance abuse, including opioids, alcohol, methamphetamine, cannabis, and cocaine, are approximately 4 to 10 times greater (Nuttbrock et al., 2014). The use of alcohol as … addition to transgender fear that is directed to the self, or stigma that is enacted in terms of discrimination of psychological or mental abuse……
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...Nursing home abuse Current Population
The population of the area comprises mostly of African Americans. The community is a low-income area and individuals who live here struggle to make ends meet. This makes it hard for them to access premium health care that is offered at private hospitals. Therefore, most of them have to rely on the community health center. Poor people have been associated with numerous chronic health problems that are as a result of their lifestyles and a lack of viable income. The community is underserved in terms of social amenities. Other structural challenges that are faced by the community is the reduced access to fresh foods, high density of fast food restaurants, and the area is not conducive for physical activity. This makes people have sedentary lifestyles that contribute towards them developing chronic diseases. Access to health care is reduced and the few who are able to access the community……
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She remembers being ill when pregnant during her third pregnancy. She said that despite being on birth control she still ……
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… that there is more going on with these convicts below the surface: their crimes may seem horrific but they are often victims of abuse themselves, so it is not like they are completely malicious. There is Anthony Rolon, who is up for parole but the mother of … addressing any of the issues brought up by the other side; they do not even consider them. They are simply shown to be nursing a continual…[break]…for me was the argument of those opposed to parole. I did not feel their outrage or sorrow to be that compelling. ……
… certain risks that can damage the mental health of military servicemen. Those risks can be associated with PTSD incurred from situations in combat, abuse, drug addiction, or lack of a positive value system that causes a soldier to deteriorate from within as he has nothing beyond his ……
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