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PSY3128 Final: Review Notes

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Shirley Griffith

Average Longevity — the age which we can expect a particular cohort to live to. Active Life Expectancy — how old someone can live independently as an active individual Chronic Illness: lasts longer than three months and may result in impairments which require long term management WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being — not just the absence of disease. Coronary Heart Disease: when the arteries that feed the heart muscle are effected by a heart attack or myocardial infarction — meaning that the blood cannot supply the muscle and tissue begins to die. Congestive Heart Failure: heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the bodies needs Diabetes i. Hyperglycemia: fatigue, frequent urination, being thirsty, weight loss, blurred vision. ii. Hypoglycemia: blood glucose is too low resulting in being confused, nervous, jittery. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: coughing, excess mucus, linked to bronchitis, linked with certain occupations. The older population consumes 28-40% of all medication in Canada. They may not metabolize medications as a younger adult would. Slower medication absorption into the blood stream, slower metabolization of medication. Slower metabolization puts older individuals at risk for toxic buildup. Adherence Issues: as the number of medications increases, adherence becomes more difficult. Young Adulthood: Intimacy vs. Isolation Middle Adulthood: Generativity vs. Stagnation Older Adults: Ego Integrity vs. Despair Lobelinger’s Moral and Ego Psychology Development 1. Conformist: blindly follow societies rules 2. Conformist-Conscientiousness: have a set of personal rules, internalized right and wrong 3. Contentiousness: understanding the reasons behind societies rules 4. IndividualityL operating more clearly on inner standards and tolerance of ambiguity 5. Integrated: resolution of inner conflicts Life Narrative Theory: focus on aspects of personality that tend to pull things together and integrate them, which gives the person an identity and sense of self Kwickborne’s Theory: future expectations and personal past narratives integrate into your identity development. Life Story Model: people are creating a life story based on where they were in the past, where they are now, and what they want to be in the future.
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