Requesting writing help for a writing class – 4 questions x 300 words each with references to support your comments. References need to be cited using APA format.
Question1. What would you include in a health education program, designed for older adults, on the prevention of pneumonia and influenza?
Here’s a question you might hear from an older adult.
How would you address the following statement made by a 71-year-old person: “I’ve lived this long and don’t have cancer; why should i start worrying now?”
Question 2. When I Was Growing Up…How were older adults in my family treated?
What did I observe about the treatment of older adults in society?
How were people with mental or emotional disorders viewed?
What language was used to describe aging, old age, and older adults with altered mental function?
What words did my family use, and what was the connotative meaning of the words used, to describe older adults? Was it positive, negative, or mixed?
What things were going on in the area, country, world that affected how mental illness was addressed?
Question 3. Another potentially detrimental health effect related to smoking that has implications for care of older adults is the potential for altering the effects of medications. Interactions can occur in people who smoke or use nicotine products (including smokeless tobacco) and in people who have recently quit smoking. Interactions can be due directly to the physiologic effects of nicotine or they may be caused by the hydrocarbons in tobacco smoke, which can affect hepatic metabolism of some medications. Additional information and examples of drug–nicotine interactions are discussed in Chapter 8.
Identify 2 medications affected by nicotine. What changes can it cause? How would you address this with your patients?
Question 4. Obtain both living will and power of attorney for health care documents from the Internet, or other sources.
· Complete both documents, including obtaining witness signature. (If a notary public is required by your state law, locate one and record the location and cost of service. You do not need to actually have it notarized)
· Include a citation to the site where you retrieved your advance directive (if you obtained it online) or from your reading on advance directives. It does NOT have to be in APA format. Just explain where you obtained the form.
· For the discussion:
o How difficult was it to find these forms?
o Do you feel they are important for an older adult to have?
o Would an older adult need help finding them? completing them?
o Has this assignment made you change your opinion regarding advance directives? (Are they only needed for older adults?)