Child abuse and maltreatment is not limited to a particular age—it can occur in the infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age years. Choose one of the four age groups and outline the types of abuse most commonly seen among children of that age. Describe warning signs and physical and emotional assessment findings the nurse may see that could indicate child abuse. Discuss cultural variations of health practices that can be misidentified as child abuse. Describe the reporting mechanism in your state and nurse responsibilities related to the reporting of suspected child abuse.
- First, discuss what is meant by the term “successful aging.” Define successful aging and use at least one (1) example to describe it.
- Next, how do factors such as temperament, genetics, age, gender, health, social relationships, race/ethnicity, health behaviors, and socioeconomic status influence successful aging? Discuss at least three (3) of these factors. What can people do (at the individual level) to maximize the likelihood that they will age well?
- What is intergenerational conflict? What are some examples of how this plays out in society? Define intergenerational conflict using at least two (2) examples in your discussion.
- Lastly, how do gender and racial bias threaten the well-being and health of older adults? Provide at least two (2) specific examples from your readings.
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