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The physiologic changes of aging

Orthopaedic Nursing

Author: Dubin, S.
Year: 1992
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

It is estimated that by the year 2030, 21.2% of the United States population will be 65 years of age or older. The elderly are the fastest growing segment of the population and use health care services extensively. Today 30% of all hospitalized individuals are elderly. The professional nurse must therefore be able to assess and assist elderly persons during the course of hospitalization. An important component of assessment is the ability to differentiate the normal physiologic changes of aging from the pathologic changes. To effectively intervene in a therapeutic plan of care the nursing professional must be aware of the limitations brought on by aging.

Further Details

Pages 45-50
Volume 11
Issue 3
Accession Number 1.4.03
Keywords North America, older, assessment

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