Special Needs Population
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to:
discuss the roles of the baccalaureate nurse outside the acute care setting;
identify a changing demographic population of interest;
create a list of the special needs for the population; and discuss how to include evidence-based practice in caring for the population.
Please think about the role of the baccalaureate nurse who is caring for a changing demographic population of interest (Aging Population, Baby Boomer Generations, or Veterans).
Interview a baccalaureate nurse working with the population selected.
Based on your interview and discussion with the nurse:
develop a list of the special needs of the population;
search the literature and identify at least five evidence-based nursing interventions to address the special needs of the identified population;
write a 3-4 page paper using the following guidelines:
in 1-2 paragraphs, introduce the population and discuss the global healthcare needs of the population selected;
in 1-2 paragraphs, discuss the special needs of the selected population;
in 2-4 paragraphs, summarize evidence from the literature on the five nursing interventions used to address the special needs of the population;
in two paragraphs write the conclusion for the paper in which you:
discuss the value of evidence-based practice in addressing the population special needs: and summarize the specific role the baccalaureate nurse has in caring for the selected population.
Below please find the guideline for writing the 4 page paper on the selected special needs population of the “Aging Population”.
The guideline is in both narrative on the introduction and point form for the special needs and interventions for your ease of modification as you deem fit for this assignment.
Special Needs Population
The chosen changing demographic population of interest in the “Aging Population”
Introduction to the chosen population- the aging population
It is estimated that 13.7% of the American Population are aged over 65 years. This represents one in every seven Americans.
More than 76-million Americans were born in the post-World War II boom, from 1946 to 1964. This population group referred to as the Baby Boomer generation turned 65 in 2011.
It is estimated that by 2030, one in every five Americans will turn 65 at which time Baby Boomers will be turning 85. These Baby Boomers are now between 50 and 68 years of age — with an estimated 8,000 turning 65 each day
Geriatric physicians and gerontologists are hoping this so-called silver tsunami will have an impact in the provision of future health care as there will be pressure to ensure Americans live longer and healthier lives.
What are the global health problems for this Aging Population?
Although older adults comprise only 12 percent of the population, they account for about 26 percent of all physician office visits, 47 percent of all hospital outpatient visits with nurse practitioners, 35 percent of all hospital stays, 34 percent of all prescriptions, 38 percent of all emergency medical service responses, and 90 percent of all nursing home use. (National Geographic Nursing Association)
This population …
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