Week 2: Discussion Board 2 Safety Considerations in the Older Adult

For the initial post, please address the following* (and number the parts of your discussion):

  1. Find a scholarly article within the past five years that discusses potential safety issues related to medication delivery in the older adult population and identify two strategies to promote safety with medication delivery.
  2. Discuss safety issues of the older adult in one of the following issues:
  • Social – (violence, isolation, changing living environments)
  • Physical – (disease processes with limitations)
  • Psychological – (cognitive impairment, depression, spirituality)

This discussion should include all of the following:

  1. Impact to the older adult
  2. Response of the older adult to the issue
  3. Role of the client, nurse, and caregiver related to the issue
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