N492 Assignment Mod 2:
Current research points to ageism as disparaging the value of older adults and stereotyping them as a burden to society. Ageism has in the recent past, negatively influenced decisions regarding older adult client’s access to screenings and certain diagnostic procedure. Acceptance of ageism by health care providers, society and clients themselves can lead to ineffective assessment and treatment of mental and physical illness.
Nurses are integral to challenging ageism stereotypes and promoting healthy aging. The largest demographics of clients nurses will care for over the next 50 years will be older than 65. With extended life expectancy there is a need for enhanced quality of life. Promotion of successful aging requires healthy aging attitudes.
Three-part APA Paper…. (Do not label your assignment headings Part 1, Part 2, etc. Instead, use APA style headings)
Part 1: Reflect on how those experiences from the Discussion Post impact your nursing practice now?
Part 2: Discuss what ageing biases you have witnessed &/or perpetrated.
Part 3: Create a community education plan to address ageing bias.
The assignment should be written in an APA-formatted essay. The essay should be at least 1500 words in length and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials. ALL papers submitted into a dropbox as assignments IN EVERY MODULE OF THIS CLASS are to be in APA format, including: Title page, intro paragraph to tell the reader the purpose of the paper and items to be covered in the paper, the discussion (body of the paper), conclusion paragraph, and references page with references listed for each of the citations within text of the paper. Students must choose whether they are utilizing APA 6th or 7th edition formatting and are NOT permitted to combine the two formats. When viewing the title page of your assignment, and I see a running head, I will assume you are utilizing APA 6th edition and will grade your assignment according to 6th edition rules (note that 7th ed. does not utilize a running head on the title page).