Increasing Safe Medication Practices in Older Adults: An Assessment of Needs and Educational Awareness

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Identifier 1999_Christensen
Title Increasing Safe Medication Practices in Older Adults: An Assessment of Needs and Educational Awareness
Creator Christensen, Sandra F.
Subject Aged; Social Isolation; Communication Barriers; Cooperative Behavior; Patient Safety; Patient Education as Topic; Health Education; Health Promotion; Attitude to Health; Independent Living; Activities of Daily Living; Quality of Life; Self Care; Self Concept; Self Efficacy; Chronic Disease; Needs Assessment; Patient Medication Knowledge; Medication Adherence; Medication Adherence; Aging Populations; Aging in Place; Optimal Aging
Description As the population ages the risk of chronic illness increases, necessitating the acceptance of a long-term medication regimen. Increasing the numbers of daily medications may result in adverse drug reactions, unsafe medication practices, and non-compliance. Non-compliance, which can result in hospitalization, loss of independence, and death, remains an issue in medical, social, and psychology literature. Understanding the variables that contribute to non-compliance, while offering older adults continuing education on safe medication practices, may be a solution. Programs that encourage older adults to diagnose their learning needs and develop the learning climate can increase the feelings of self-efficacy necessary to practice the self-care behavior of medication compliance.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1999
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Sandra F. Christensen 1999
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Sandra F. Christensen
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6kh3knn
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-02-25
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179504
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6kh3knn
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