(Solved) NUR1299 Foundations Of Nursing Practice

(Solved) NUR1299 Foundations Of Nursing Practice

NUR1299 Foundations Of Nursing Practice


Brief task description

Written essay addressing safety requirements for older patients with degenerative conditions.

Task detail

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.

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cerebrovascular accident

In your assignment, consider the following:

  1. Discuss the issues associated with this condition which impact patient safety in the clinical environment, (for example, confusion, deteriorating mobility etc.)
  2. Explain how the condition affects the older persons’ ability to safely perform their activities of daily living

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)

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