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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Palliative Care, Heart Failure, Health System

Death and dying lecture (last lecture) Death defn death occurs when there is permanent loss of capacity for consciousness and loss of all brainstem functions. This may result from permanent cessatio...

Gerontology
GERON218
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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Assisted Suicide, Palliative Care, Conscientious Objector

MAID vs PST Supreme court decision feb 6 2015 There is no prohibition of physician-assisted death For a competent adult person Who clearly consents to the termination of life and Has a grievo...

Gerontology
GERON218
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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Dying Young, Infant Mortality, Golden Retriever

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL 1: DEATH AND LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT 1. Dont forget the family system: has an impact how people experience death - Some people hit these milestones of death related early or late depending o...

Gerontology
GERON218
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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: C. S. Lewis, Death Metal, Main Source

Feb 27, 2018: The Arts/Media Level What are the fxns of art/media? 1. Information: the main source of death information, need to consider how selective the reporting is for the viewers 2. Evocation: much...

Gerontology
GERON218
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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Jargon, Sedation, Chemotherapy

Capacity of health care decisions 1. Is aware of the choices - ask what they have just heard, and ask again later for stability of response 2. Understands information relevant to the choices ...

Gerontology
GERON218
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GERON218 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Lymph Node, Towel, Miscarriage

March 20, 2018: DEATH AND THE RELATIONAL LEVEL A Hospice Journey Movie People dying in hospice care trying to find peace (from adults to children) Mike: little kid is dying talking about options (matter of when and how...

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GERON218
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GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Varicose Veins, Geron Corporation, Elastin

Lecture 25 – GERON 255 01:50 Many of these changes in a decrease in the CO in limited muscular activity Decrease in amount of maximal O2 that can be delivered ...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture 23: Lecture 23 – GERON 255

Lecture 23 GERON 25520150803 Factors for Preventing Osteoporosis 1. Calcium o diet or supplements 1500 mgday are recommended for post menopausal women o leafy greens, sardines, salmon 2. Vitamin D o decreased absorption in...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Pannus, Tunica Media, Synovial Membrane

Lecture 24 – GERON 255 00:53 Arthritis continued… 2. Rheumatoid (Chronic Inflammatory) less common form (1% of adults) but 2-3 times more common in women (fi...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Reactive Oxygen Species, Unpaired Electron, Hydroxyl Radical

Lecture 19 – GERON 255 23:50 Free Radical Theory of Aging Probably most promising theory What is a free radical? Molecule with one or more unpaired electro...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Basal-Cell Carcinoma, Mast Cell, Glycation

Lecture 21 – GERON255 18:04 Age related changes in the skin: Epidermis Thins and decrease in basal layer cell division (esp. after 50) Decrease repair of sk...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Master Clock, Mutationism, Mutation

Lecture 13 – GERON255 00:30 Biological Theories of Aging: Universal – occurs in all members of a given species Progressive – must become more obvious as a per...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Pyrimidine Dimer, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Sickle-Cell Disease

Lecture 17 – GERON 255 22:55 Support for Gene Mutation Theory Radiation exposure in animal systems leads to mutations and a decrease in their life span In h...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Lipid Peroxidation, Lipofuscin, Geron Corporation

Lecture 20 – GERON 255 16:14 Molecular firefighters continued… 2. Catalase and Glutathione Reductase adds a proton and e- back to S-S bond so proteins can be fu...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury
GERON255 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Haversian Canal, Geron Corporation, Osteoblast

Lecture 22 – GERON 255 18:58 Microscope Structure or a Cross Section of a Long Bone: Compact bone Structural unit called a Haversian System (osteon) Haversi...

Gerontology
GERON255
Cheryl Duxbury

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