Essay on Aging Is A Natural Part Of Aging

1946 Words Jul 12th, 2016 8 Pages
Aging is a natural part of life and growing older we know that there are some things to expect with this process. Increasing population of older adults brings an increasing amount of issues that living longer brings, such as illness and pain. Experiencing pain should never be considered a natural part of aging. Pain may be common and persistent in the elderly, but that does not mean that they should suffer. With an ever-growing elderly population, this should be a concern for everyone. Managing pain should have various ways on assessing, treating and resources to cope with pain. Seniors have years of experience, practice and dealt with many obstacles in their many years of life. Older Adults adapt to pain through personality, experience and coping skills against the biological adversities that come with age. Personality is often overlooked when it comes to managing symptoms, especially pain. Personality traits, self-efficacy and mood can play important roles when assessing, diagnosing, treating and employing strategies when coping with pain. Using personality requires more than a quick visit, but learning more about the individual treated. Personality can give insight to an elderly person’s reluctance to report, compliance with treatment or even if other issues may arise beyond the symptom of pain. This becomes highlighted when elderly cannot speak for themselves, having only observed trait as the only way to express their pain. Personality traits can influence how an…

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