Health/Nutrition in Older Adults in Australia Cause and Effect Essay by Nicky

Health/Nutrition in Older Adults in Australia
A report regarding the public health/nutrition issues of the growing older adult population of Australia.
# 149220 | 2,316 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2011 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Nutrition (General) , Aging (General)

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This report discusses the particular health issues of the growing older adult population of Australia and the several areas that need to be addressed. The paper reviews current initiatives and proposes new or improved programs to target this growing segment of the population. The paper points out that the causal and functional issues of poor nutrition in the aging Australian population will likely grow and should therefore be prioritized to a greater degree than it has been in the past.

Discussion: Prioritizing the Public Health/Nutrition Issues of the Older Adult
Review of Current Public Health Initiatives
Discussion: Addressing as a Homogenous Group

From the Paper:

"The growth of the 60+ population in Australia makes them one of the biggest population segments in the nation. They therefore deserve to have public health policy, planning and programs expanded to better meet their needs. As nutrition is one of the most important health/wellness issue of this population, for many reasons, the expansion should proportionately include an expansion of nutritional needs and risk avoidance programs. This prioritization is essential if this segment of the population is to continue to contribute to society at the highest degree possible. Nutritional well being is an important factor in both longevity and quality of life of older people as nutritional health can create situations where individuals either become dependant or maintain independence for longer periods of time. (NHMRC, 1999)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abbot, T. Office of the Ministry on Health and Aging, Commonwealth of Australia. Burden of Disease Report
  • Australian local government population ageing action plan 2004 - 2008,
  • Australian I Health and Welfare (2000) National Health Priority Areas
  • Commonwealth of Australia (2001) National Strategy for an Ageing Australia
  • Bullard, R. D. (2004). Addressing Urban Transportation Equity in the United States. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 31(5), 1183.

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