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Nursing Care of the Older Person XXXXXXXXXXAssessment 1 Information sheet for the discussion As part of my Nursing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, I am completing a subject titled –...

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Nursing Care of the Older Person XXXXXXXXXXAssessment 1
Information sheet for the discussion
As part of my Nursing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, I am completing a subject titled – Nursing Care of the Older Person. This subject focuses on learning how to assist older people to age well and have the best possible quality of life. I would like to speak with you and hear your views about growing older. There is no obligation to say yes to this request.
If I say yes, what will it involve?
This discussion is likely to last for approximately 1 hour and can be completed face to face in any setting or over the phone. Following our discussion, I will write a summary of what we spoke about. In this written material, your personal details will not be disclosed at any time.
Do I have to say yes?
No you don’t have to say yes. It is completely up to you whether or not you participate.
What will happen if I say no?
Nothing. I will thank you for your time so far and won’t contact you about this assessment item again.
If I say yes, can I change my mind later?
You can change your mind at any time and don’t have to say why.
Thank you for taking time to consider this request and please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have.


1. Could you tell me about yourself and any changes you have noticed as you have grown older?
Hi, My name is Jayson and I am 75 years old. I live in Toronto, Canada. I used to work as a plumber. But few years back, I am suffering from severe back pain so I am no more working as a plumber. With growing old, my biggest issue is my back pain which makes me unable to bend down and even I feel weak standing and walking for too long. Even I trouble with my memory. I often forget things and try hard finding them when I need them.
Because of this pain, I left my work and i get in trouble while doing some sorts of house works which needs me to bend. I used to play pool for long hours and now all because of weak back muscles and pain I rarely play. I really feel annoying sometimes when I think ageing is making me handicapped for doing these tasks in my daily life and I am majorly missing playing pool and going out for long walk with my mates who live around my house. As I used to go with them early mornings for walks which usually were 2 to 2.5 hours long and is not possible due to my weak legs.
And I feel incomplete and gloomy.
2. What are some of the best things about growing older for you?
That I get respect from my youngers. I have one son who lives in city for his work and I have two grand children who come to see me on weekends and we spend some quality time playing in park and cooking at home. After my wife passed, I eagerly wait for the weekends to see my grandchildren and I do the same things as she used to. I live alone but undoubtedly my son cares and loves me a lot. I go to Seniors Club which is just 200 metres from my house and I love going there and meeting people of my age and similar problems because of ageing. We sit there for hours and have chat and coffee with each other. We share our griefs and joys.
3. What are some of the hardest things you have found in relation to growing older?
First would be discontinuing my work as a plumber because of my back pain and weak legs. I cant sit on my legs for long. I find difficulty in bending and doing all those things so I decided leaving it.
I cant sit on my legs to do cutting of my short plants in the garden. Even I find maintain my place is now a days becoming really hard as cleaning needs the back strength. I have mats in my house so I have to vacuum it on alternative days. And playing pool is something I am majorly missing in my daily activities which used to refresh me. I even have a pool table at home.
4. What is important for you now and into the future? Do you foresee any need for support in achieving these goals?
For now it is important that I exercise and strengthen my back and legs so that I can do my daily routines like walking, cleaning and playing pool. In future I wish I would get the same support and love from my son and his family as I can see that these problems are going to be more in number and severity.
I would to have someone in my life to guide me on how to exercise in a right way and what exercises would be useful. I really want to play pool again and need help for maintain my house so that my son and his family would keep on coming to my place. And I want to cheer their faces with good food and quality time playing with them. And if I can get someone to help me clean my carpets.
5. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about your health and wellbeing?
I am not suffering any other health issues other than my back pain and my weak legs. I really don’t feel going good to aged cares when I will be old. So I just want to strengthen my back and body so that I would be able to do my chores for as long as I can.
Thanks

ASSESSMENT 1: ESSAY– 50%
XXXXXXXXXXFaculty of Health
    Date:
    Grade:
    Criteria
    HD XXXXXXXXXX%)
    D (75-84%)
    C (65-74%)
    P (50-64%)
    Z (<50%)
    Person centred care is evident throughout essay and linked to the summary of your discussion (Appendix 1)
    Exceptional evidence of a person centred care approach throughout essay that builds on evidence within discussion summary.
    Excellent evidence of a person centred care approach throughout essay that draws on discussion summary.
    Good evidence of a person centred care approach throughout essay with clear links to discussion summary.
    Adequate evidence of a person centred care approach throughout essay related to discussion summary.
    Unsatisfactory evidence of a person centred care approach throughout essay, or unrelated to discussion summary.
    Critical reflection that utilises your discussion summary to generate an accurate outline of the key issues for this older person
    Exceptional critical reflection of the discussion provided with accurate articulation of the key issues for this older person supported by evidence from the discussion (Appendix 1).
    Excellent critical reflection of the discussion provided with accurate articulation of the key issues for this older person supported by evidence from the discussion (Appendix 1).
    Good reflection of the discussion provided with articulation of the key issues for this older person supported by evidence from the discussion (Appendix 1).
    Adequate reflection of the discussion provided with articulation of some of the key issues for this older person supported by evidence from the discussion (Appendix 1).
    Unsatisfactory reflection of the discussion provided with little or no articulation of the key issues for this older person supported by evidence from the discussion (Appendix 1).
    Literature accurately and critically reviewed (template provided) in relation to the key issues for this older person
    Exceptional analysis and critique of a relevant range of literature. Clarity of expression and structure evident.
    Convincing analysis and critique of a relevant range of literature. Clarity of expression and structure evident.
    Good analysis and critique of a relevant range of literature in accordance with the assessment guidelines. Clarity of expression and structure evident.
    Clear analysis and critique of relevant literature in accordance with the assessment guidelines.
    Unsatisfactory analysis and critique of relevant literature that does not meet assessment guidelines. Poor expression and structure.
    Evidence integrated from both your discussion and the literature to develop and justify an appropriate person centred plan of care
    Exceptional integration of evidence from the discussion with the older person and of high quality and cu
ent journals to inform person centred care planning.
    Excellent integration of evidence from the discussion with the older person and of high quality and cu
ent journals to inform person centred care planning.
    Good use of evidence from the discussion with the older person and cu
ent journals to inform person centred care planning.
    Adequate use of information from the discussion with the older person and cu
ent literature to inform person centred care planning.
    Unsatisfactory use of information from the discussion with the older person and of cu
ent journals to inform person centred care planning.
    Implementation of the plan of care outlined and clearly related to the specific setting of care for this older person.
    Exceptional outline of how to implement the identified plan of care in the context of the setting for this older person. Exceptional involvement of a multidisciplinary approach evident. Relevant challenges in implementing this care plan are discussed and thoughtful management strategies for these are outlined.
    Excellent outline of how to implement the identified plan of care in the context of the setting for this older person. Excellent involvement of a multidisciplinary team evident. Challenges in implementing this plan of care are discussed.
    Good outline of how to implement the identified plan considering setting of care. Involvement of a multidisciplinary team evident.
    Relevant outline of how to implement the identified plan of care. Limited or no involvement of a multidisciplinary team evident.
    Unsatisfactory outline of how to implement the identified plan of care.
NB: Accurate referencing according to UTS policy using the ‘Harvard (UTS)’ style is expected for successful completion of this assessment.
Nursing Care of the Older Person Assessment 1. Nov 2016

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ASSESSMENT ITEM 1 GUIDELINES: Essay
Please read these guidelines in addition to the marking matrix (available on UTS Online) for this assessment item
Objectives:    Learning Objective:    A, B, C, D and E
Graduate Ability:    2, 3 and
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Priya answered on Aug 23 2020
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Introduction
This essay is about a 75 year old man Jayson who has been a plumber by profession and is now facing serious health issues due to constant pain in back and his weakening legs. Due to his deteriorating health he had to abstain himself from various social and professional activities, he lives alone and sometimes even struggles to perform daily course. The essay is based on an interview where Jayson has shared the challenges that he is facing due to ageing. Jayson has talked about his health issues and has also mentioned about his weakening memory but I will use the given information to find out more about the diseases like Osteoporosis (related to back pain) and Multiple Sclerosis (related to muscle weakness which results in pain in the legs).
This study is extremely significant in relation to aged care because this is a common problem generally found among the aged people. The process of these diseases begun at much early age but are often ignored. I will therefore reflect on the information related to these diseases so that some preventive measures can be taken by the people to avoid such situations during their old age.
Critical reflection of your discussion with an older person
The discussion with Jayson was very informative and overwhelming as he talked about different phases of his life and how old age has crippled him from doing some necessary things also. During this conversation he also shared his personal life and his emotional distress that he goes through. He mentioned how he deals with every day challenges as he is all alone and looks forward for weekend so that he could meet his grandchildren. During this conversation he has shown his reluctance of going to the old age home and he therefore wishes to stay strong enough so that he will not have to leave his house and leave for any hospice.

After this conversation I have understood that the old age ailments can actually cripple a person and increases the chances of dependency. Such ailments restrict the movements of a person and may also make them feel lonely and even helpless if the situation worsens up. From this conversation I have understood that the aged people in the society require attention and affection from their loved ones as it gives them constant push to live life. Many old people like Jayson look forward for their family and friends so that they can rejoice their lives despite all difficulties. Jayson’s perspective has given a view that health is prime requisite for every individual and family and friends are the best passage for survival as they not just
ing happiness with themselves but also get strength to fight the odd challenges in life of an individual.
Critical review of cu
ent literature
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