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Practicum - Week 2 Journal Entry Walden University Advanced Practice Care of Adults NURS 6540N-4 Dr. September 23, 2018
PRACTICUM - WEEK 2 JOURNAL ENTRY 2 Student Name: E-mail Address: Practicum Placement Agency's Name: Preceptor’s Name: Preceptor’s Telephone: Preceptor’s E-mail Address: Practicum - Week 2 Journal Entry Age-related changes and abnormalities must be distinguished by the advanced practitioner. Differentiating between the two may help identify potential underlying issues, and the use of functional assessments tools provide help in that process. This journal entry a reflection in the task of differentiating age-related changes and abnormal changes in geriatric patients, and a discussion of how functional assessments can help distinguish between them. Differentiating Between Age-related Changes and Abnormal Changes Normal aging includes changes related to advancing age in the body systems from the skin, to nerves, to bones and most organs. Changes in these and at the molecular and cellular

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