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Nursing for wellness in older adults chapter 4
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The maximum survival potential for a mber of a species
The predictable length of time that one is expected to live from a specific length of time
Rectangularization of the curve
Changes in survival caused by various significant factors occurring at different points in time
Compression of morbidity
The onset of significant illness could be postponed, but that ones life expectancy could not be extended to the same extent
Active life expectancy
Measured in a continuum ranging from inability to perform ADLs to full independent functioning, as an indicator of quality of life during later adulthood
The post reproductive period leading to increased probability of death
The first sociologic theory of aging, proposed that a society and older people engage in a mutually beneficial process of reciprocal withdrawal to maintain social equilibrium
Theory that older people remain socially and psychologically fit if they remain actively engaged in life
States that old people, as a group, have their own norms, expectations, beliefs, and habits;therefore, they have their own subculture
Age stratification theory
Based on this theory, older adults will always be viewed as an "out group" that is subject to ageist attitudes
Person- environment fit theory
Considers the interrelationships between personal competence and the environment (ego, strength, motor skills); personal competence involves ego strength, motor skills, biologic health, cognitive capacity, and sensory-perceptual capacity; This theory is often used in planning appropriate environments for older adults with disabilities
Human needs theory
One of the psychological theories used to address the concept of motivation and human needs; Maslow's theories include physiologic needs, safety and security needs, love and belongingness, self esteem, and self actualization.
Selection, optimization, and compensation
Proposed to explain successful aging based on a dynamic model of development as a continuous process of specialization and loss
Socioemotional selectivity theory
Has been proposed to explain emotional well-being in older adulthood. This theory proposes that in contrast to younger adults, who view time as unconstrained, older adults recognize that their time is limited, so they focus on emotional goals rather than on knowledge seeking goals.
This theory proposes that human aging is a process of shifting from a rational and materialistic meta perspective to a more cosmic and transcendent vision
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