Determinants Of Elderly

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Social Determinants an Elderly Would Face Living Alone in a Remote Community The definition of health has been stated “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO). According to the Social Determinants of Health (2004) there are 12 factors that influence an individual’s health. In this case, the client is an elderly man who is living alone in a remote community. So we picked out 2 issues that we would like to highlight and discuss about it.
Health Services Based on the Canada Health Act (2003) has mentioned that one of the important factors is accessibility. That the elderly has a fair chance of accessing services disregarding his health, finances and age.
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In order to compensate a nurse is put in place, and act as a substitute for lacking medical support. Nurses are able to help them at their personal homes instead of having to travel a far distance to get to a hospital. Nurses, who work in rural and remote communities must be able to work in any area of the hospital, work autonomously, efficiently and adjust quickly to change. This shows that nurses are more than capable of handling variety of tasks and or problems. Nurses contribute the most to build a community, sharing knowledge in ways to connect with the residents and better develop practices.
“Community health nursing centres provide patient care (PC) to specific populations and are generally managed by advance practice nurse such as nurse practitioners” (Kozier, Erb, Berman, Snyder, Buck, Yiu & Stamler, 2014, p. 276). Nurses provide a variety of health care services that is easily accessible to the community, ensuring a spot for the elderly to receive their care.
Community Health
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“Each province and territory, and even health regions within these, employs nurses with varying scopes of practice in the delivery of health education, health promotion, and primary care in the community” (Kozier, Erb, Berman, Snyder, Buck, Yiu & Stamler, 2014, p. 272). By belonging in the community the elderly may feel safe within the environment and not feel secluded. This can also improve the elderly man’s social skills that will enable him to communicate with others.
Having this sense of skill show that the elderly may be capable within the community. During the time they are in the community they are able to show their independence as they please. Associating with nurses will help boost their confidence by practicing physical, emotional and spiritual daily activities. Registered nurses that practice and promote the health of an individual can better the life of the elderly man. By promoting objectives the elderly may be able to quickly learn and process basic health care. “Nurses often provide training, consultation, and support to these individuals, who then assume responsibility for contact with marginalized individuals and groups in their community” (Kozier, Erb, Berman, Snyder, Buck, Yiu & Stamler, 2014, p. 272).
Nurses establish goals to set and coordinate ways to focus health-promoting activities.
With the help of these nurses, the elderly may feel well at home and supported at the time of their

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