Life Stages And Influence Of Age In Health Care

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Running head: THE STAGES OF LIFE AND THE INFLUENCE OF AGE IN HEALTHCARE1TitleInstitution affiliationStudent’s nameInstructor’s nameDate
THE STAGES OF LIFE AND THE INFLUENCE OF AGE IN HEALTHCARE2Based on findings of the interview, stage of life and age affects the way a patient interactswith a healthcare professional. For instance, an adult at college level is fully grown and have theresponsibility of making critical decisions on their own health (Age Specific Care, 2008). Youngchildren and older people require support from both family members and healthcare providers inorder to make informed decision. Stage of life and age play an important role during patient andhealthcare provider interaction, for instance, young people cannot communicate on their own,therefore, they need support from their parents and caregivers to speak on their behalf (AgeSpecific Care, 2008). Besides, older people are said to be sensitive and have increased healthcareneeds. Therefore, healthcare providers have the responsibility to offer culturally competentservices in order to enhance provide good experience during interaction with an elderly patient.With reference to the interview, the areas of the hospital that were most concerned withthe well-being and feelings of the patient are the primary care clinic, specialized outpatient clinicand pharmacy. Physicians at the primary care clinic conducted assessment and regular annualcheckups, and referred the patient to other specialized medical care when necessary. In mostannual checkups, the patient interacted with the family physician and nurses (Age Specific Care,2008). At the specialized outpatient clinic, the patient was referred to specialty areas including:cardiology, pain management, and radiology centers. These specialized clinics are recommendedto elderly patients because their stage of life and age increases their risk of developing chronicdiseases such as cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, and cancer. Specialized healthcareprofessionals were majorly interested in screening and proving recommendations based on theresults. In the department of pharmacy, the patient’s medication were reviewed to enhance safetyand reduce chances of drug interactions. In addition, the pharmacist provided medication
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