Aging - Aging is it an Issue? Patrick Hickey Patrick

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Aging … is it an Issue? Patrick Hickey Patrick Hickey RN,BSN,MS,MSN,Dr.P.H.,CNOR RN,BSN,MS,MSN,Dr.P.H.,CNOR
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Objectives Describe characteristics of the generations that make up the current health care workforce. Identify impacts of the “Baby Boomer” generation on healthcare List 3 methods for attaining physical and mental wellness.
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Are We Older & Wiser? What is old age? * not young * advanced far in years of life * having lived toward the end of the ordinary term of living * continued in life * advanced in the course of existence
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WHO: Chronological age of 65 Age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits Assumption: Calendar Age = Biological Age *Definition of Old Age?
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Changing Perceptions
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Americans are Living Longer and Better Lives
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7 Summits of Life Balance Wellness Goals Attitude Potential Success Legacy
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*Balance How to be the Best that We Can Be 1
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Maintaining Balance
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Baby Boomers How do we work together? Balance in the Workplace
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Diverse Mixed Cultures Tension between cultures Gender issues Value differences Age discrepancies Influences team building
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Each generation has unique work attitudes and experiences.
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The KEYS are to understand: Who the generations are. Human resource trends that affect your organizations’ ability to bridge the gaps. The “clashpoints”, those hot spots where generations are most likely to collide.
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Baby Boomers Baby Boomers 1946-1964 1946-1964 78.2 million 78.2 million Generation X Generation X 1965-1980 1965-1980 69.5 million 69.5 million Generation Y Generation Y 1980-2000 1980-2000 100 million 100 million Vietnam War Vietnam War Challenger Explosion Challenger Explosion Columbine Shootings Columbine Shootings Space Race Space Race End of Cold War End of Cold War September 11 Attacks September 11 Attacks Assassinations of: Assassinations of: John Kennedy John Kennedy Robert Kennedy Robert Kennedy Martin Luther King Martin Luther King Debut of MTV Debut of MTV Iraq War Iraq War Watergate Watergate AIDS AIDS Key Events
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Baby Boomers Baby Boomers Generation X Generation X Generation Y Generation Y Men of character Men of character Men & women of Men & women of character character What is character What is character I love Lucy I love Lucy Happy Days Happy Days Jerry Springer Jerry Springer Beatles Beatles Madonna Madonna Eminem Eminem Earn it Earn it It’s not everything It’s not everything Give it to me Give it to me Work my way to the Work my way to the top top Shortcut to the top Shortcut to the top Give me Saturday off Give me Saturday off or I’ll quit or I’ll quit Ignorant of it Ignorant of it Comfortable Comfortable Feel it in their gut Feel it in their gut
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 231 taught by Professor Hickey during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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