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elder Abuse

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in social issues, social sciences

PERCEPTIONS OF SENSE OF WELL BEING AMONG THE

AGED OF GLADYS SPELLMEN SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AND NURSING CENTER ADMINISTRATORS ‘ PERSPECTIVE

ABSTRACT

This study explored the experience of subjective well-being (SWB ) among the aged of Gladys Spellmen Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center concept of well-being , indicators of the cognitive and affective components , and the factors which contribute towards their sense of wellbeing

The participants of the study were 6 administrators of the Gladys Spellmen Center . Having employed qualitative research design , in-depth interview and case study methods were used for data collection [banner_entry_middle]

br Responses were content analyzed . Findings indicate that experience of well-being among the elderly rested on their experience of being at home with their past , present , and future including the inevitable death and willing surrender to God , as perceived and expressed by the center administrators . Their SWB depended also on their cognitive and affective dispositions . The contributing factors toward their SWB are physical health , autonomy /freedom , money , meaningful relationships , social interest /altruism , reality of time and death , and spirituality

CHAPTER I

THE PROBLEM AND A REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Decreasing population growth rates and increasing longevity have resulted in a growing population of the elderly the world over . Caring for the steadily growing aging population is a global concern today . In the words of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2002

We are in the midst of a silent revolution . It is a revolution that extends well beyond demographics , with major economic , social , cultural psychological and spiritual implications . And it is a revolution that hits developing nations harder than others , and not just because the majority of older persons live in developing countries , but because the tempo of ageing there is already – and will continue to be – far more rapid

Among the developed countries , the United States of America is an example of the rapid growth of the aging population . In 1991 , the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was 75 . According to the U . S . Bureau of Census (1996 , persons aged 65 and older formed 13 of the reach about 20 between the years 2020 and 2030

Aging primarily is a physiological life-long process , starting at conception and ending with death (Kart , 1994 . Persons grow old whether they like it or not . These changes , both positive and negative , place demands on the aging person ‘s abilities to cope with and adapt to new life situations . It is a challenge for any given society to assist their aged in coping with the new life situations they are facing Unfortunately , the rapid social changes taking place in society do not always lend themselves toward helping the elderly meet the demands of their life situations . For one , the attitude toward this population is not helping them cope with it as well . According to historian Fischer (1977 , the old is regarded as useless , unattractive , and unwanted especially in the west

Colonial America , for example , was a place in which the old , not the youth , was exalted and venerated , honored and obeyed . Today ‘s… [banner_entry_footer]

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