Explain the concepts of frailty and geriatric syndromes as they relate to gerontological nursing.

Frailty is a weakened state of being in which a person’s reserve capacity is reduced to an extent where health, functioning and wellbeing are compromised. Complications of frailty occur when the care delivered fails to compensate for the impact of frailty and other medical conditions on the person’s physical,psychological or spiritual health, resulting in harm to the person(Heath and phair,2009,P126).

-Explain the concepts of frailty and geriatric syndromes as they relate to gerontological nursing.

– Critically discuss the impact of these concepts on the care outcomes for the frail older person and consider how an understanding of the contributing factors can influence the promotion of health and wellbeing

-Drawing upon relevant literature, summarise the ways in which an awareness of the concepts of frailty and geriatric syndromes and gerontological nursing education can enhance the care delivered to compensate for the impact of frailty and take into account of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual nature of the older person.


 

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