Dignity and Privacy for the Elderly Research Paper by Champ

Dignity and Privacy for the Elderly
A literature review of issues related to dignity and privacy in the care of elderly patients.
# 98670 | 2,070 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2007 in Aging (Gerontology) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper reviews various articles that discuss the issues of dignity and privacy for the elderly. It discusses interactions between elderly patients in care facilities, as well as the relationships between the elderly patients and the caregivers and health professionals. The paper then describes the consequences of negative experiences by elderly patients and possible solutions to the problems.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Suggestions, Reflections and Implications
Rationale of the Choice of Topic

From the Paper:

"This source says that a Federal study affirmed the importance of assisted-living in delivering a "high degree of consistency" in the key areas of privacy and autonomy for senior patients. The national study was conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on residents and staff and the aspects of high service and high privacy. Specifically, it addressed assisted-living philosophy, services, staffing, cost and the residents' ability to age in place or substitute assisted-living for nursing home care. They expressed high satisfaction towards the staff for the show of dignity and respect, caring and affection. However, half of them observed an inadequacy of staff. In response, the Assisted-Living Federation of America or ALFA increased and made available a pool of available workers, courses for caregivers and recommendations. The trend indicated that more people enjoyed working with older people and that proper training would enhance employee commitment and recruitment itself."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arino-Blasco, S. et al. (2005). Dignity and older people. 7 pages. Quality in Ageing: Pavilion Publishing Ltd.
  • Billig, M. (2004). Supportive communities, an optimum arrangement for the older population? 14 pages. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. Western Michigan University School of Social Work
  • Evening Standard (2002). Abuse of the elderly. 1 page. Proquest Information and Learning Company
  • Laurance, J. (2001). Routine abuse of the elderly in NHS care. 2 pages. The Independent. Independent Newspapers UK Limited
  • Lothian, K. (2001). Maintaining the dignity and autonomy of older people in the healthcare setting. 3 pages. British Medical Journal: British Medical Association

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Dignity and Privacy for the Elderly (2007, October 11) Retrieved August 08, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/dignity-and-privacy-for-the-elderly-98670/

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