What are the consequences of pain in the older adult?

What are the consequences of pain in the older adult?
Overview

Each and every professional nurse brings his or her own personal experiences, beliefs, and values to the professional nursing practice. After watching the Elder Project- Seven Seniors Face the Future video and reading evidence based policy solution document, apply evidence based practice and discuss the following:

• Summarize what wellness within chronic illness means to you? • What are the consequences of pain in the older adult? • What are the age-related changes that affect psychological and cognitive functioning?

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good comment.”

Points: 30

Due Dates:

· Initial Post: Fri, Oct 22 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.

· Response Post: Sun, Oct 24 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US – (the response posts cannot be done on the same day as the initial post).

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