The specifics of nursing care for a geriatric patient
Keywordsgeriatric patient, nursing care, health problems
AbstractAccording to the forecast data in 2050, every fifth inhabitant of Poland will be in the elderly population. According to the WHO definition, a person who has over 60 years of age qualifies for geriatric care. A geriatric patient is a specific subject of nursing care due to the multitude and diversity of the course of many health problems. Extending the average life expectancy of the inhabitants of Poland is a fact that should be accepted and take holistic and individual actions towards the patient so that they meet his numerous bio-psycho-social needs. They are a determinant of the quality of health services provided. Senior care should be provided by professionals who will make an in-depth analysis and give the patient multidirectional help. It is also necessary help the family both in a situation where the patient lives alone at home, as well as when he is admitted to the hospital. The aim of the work is to show the problems of a geriatric patient staying in the hospital and the essence of nursing activities in caring for him. Because they have a big impact on the health and quality of life of seniors.
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PAWŁOWSKA, Anna & KUPCEWICZ, Ewa. The specifics of nursing care for a geriatric patient. Journal of Education, Health and Sport [online]. 21 July 2019, T. 9, nr 7, s. 349–356. [accessed 25.3.2023].
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