Why are older people considered an at risk population?
Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups, and the first baby boomers
(adults born between 1946 and 1964) will turn 65 in 2011. More than 37 million people
in this group (60 percent) will
Running head: COUNSELORS AS COMPANIONS AND ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES
Counselors as Companions and Ethics in Human Services
Life is a journey with many twists and turns that could lead us into detours with our
How is Lauras behavior indicative of role confusion as discussed by Erik Eriksons
model of psychosocial development?
Lauras family comes from a traditional catholic background to which she cannot relate.
While she is trying to establish her identity in t
Middle aged adults have less capacity to do physical work. They are better
at jobs that require endurance rather than rapid bursts of energy. (Zastrow, 2009) Due to
diminished energy they have to compensate in other ways to stay competitive in the workpla
Life expectancy has continued to increase in the United States. If you were working with
the older adult population, what recommendations would you suggest in order to prolong
their lives and why?
While smoking and drinking heavily can decrease life span,