To examine your attitudes and beliefs on ageism and explore your perceptions of ageism related to the care of older adults. Attention to the impact of it on your future nursing practice will be developed.
NURS 2518: The Older Client
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Worth 20 % Final Grade
Term Paper due:November 6th 2020, by 1300 hours
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Purpose: To examine your attitudes and beliefs on ageism and explore your perceptions of ageism related to the care of older adults. Attention to the impact of it on your future nursing practice will be developed.
Use your learning and definition from your pre-term paper, along with the vignette provided, to discuss the following points related to ageism in healthcare.
Total of 40 possible marks for this paper
Paper Format Guidelines:
The length of content in this paper is to be between 4 – 5 double spaced typewritten pages.
Use Times New Roman, font size 12, and 2.5 cm margins.
Include an APA reference page and title page
Use correct 7thedition APA format throughout your paper.
The title page and reference page are not counted in the 4- 5-page limit.
Correct grammar and spelling are expected.
An 82-year-old man came to the emergency department you work at with chest pain after doing yard work. He lives independently in the community with his wife, and had arrived at the ED for further investigation.
Before going on for lunch, you had a conversation with him about his love of gardening and how worried he was that he may have to reduce his activity if he had cardiac problems. He expressed he was the primary caregiver for his wife, who had started to display signs of early dementia, He was worried what would happen to her if he couldn’t care for her. The church they were active in is a great source of support in their lives.
You were shocked to find him wearing an incontinence brief when you returned from lunch break. He explained that while tangled in his ECG leads, he had spilled his urinal in the bed. As a result, he had been made to wear an incontinence brief. What had upset him as well was that the nurse had scolded him like a child, and made the comment “All you old guys make so much more work for me”. Looking at him you cantell he had been crying and was distressed.
Vignette taken from: Willekes, C. (2015). Meeting ageism in the ED. Canadian Nurse, 111 (7), 37. Retrieved from: