Brief task description
Written essay addressing safety requirements for older patients with degenerative conditions.
Life expectancy for older Australians is increasing due to advances in nutrition, healthcare and medications. Increasing longevity, however, can lead to a gradual decline in physical and mental capacity and growing risk of disease, with many health conditions, and associated impairments associated with ageing. Nursing care for the older person must include consideration of these impairments, particularly when patient safety is compromised.
This assignment requires you to write an essay discussing the implications of nursing care for a patient with oneof the conditions associated with ageing listed below.
In your assignment, consider the following:
Consider the implications for patient safety that should be considered in the development of nursing care plans for patients suffering from this condition (consider basic, patient centred nursing care and communication requirements)