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School
UTSC
Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC22H3
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HLTB01H3Y: Health, Aging and the Life Cycle
Department of Health Studies
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Summer 2010
Instructor: Anna Walsh.
Term: Summer 2010 Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lecture Room: SW 319.
May 10/2010.
Introduction to Ontario's Health Care Program:
A&G: Chapter 12
Optimal Aging-Successful Aging?
x There is more than one way to age successfully.
x Models of Aging:
x In 1998, Rowe and Kahn identified 3 components of successful aging: absence of
disease, maintenance of high cognitive and physical function, active engagement
in life.
- They said that this model is hierarchal. Problem with this research and others
like it is that it enables us to learn about the aging process but with it comes
generalizations.
- In order for people to have these 3 things, they say that you have to have the
absence of disease.
- Doctor mentioned in current events, they would say that he cant have an
active engagement in life and high cognitive function because he has a
disease. But this is not true because he is still running the hospital!
Avoiding Disease
x etiology =
x The Maintenance of High Cognitive and Physical Function
Active Engagement with Life
Vaillant's Model of Aging Well
They provided six criteria to aging well.
- he said you should have no physical disability by the age of 75 (ex. having
contacts or glasses is a disease)
- good subjective physical health
- length of undisabled life
- good mental health
- good social support system > marriage, religious affiliations, people they
could confide in
- self rated life satisfaction
- problem: these kind of researchers provide evidence that make it more
difficult for the elderly and create age discrimination
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Mature defenses = coping defenses
Wisdom and Optimal Aging
x Vaillant
x Religiosity, Spirituality And Optimal Aging
The Art of Dying
Ontario’s Health Care Program
Working Towards Better Health Care for US ALL
1. Ontarios Health Care System: General Overview/Introduction
2. Ministry Programs
3. Ontario Health Insurance Plan
4. Health Care Providers
5. Public Health
6. Commitment to Care: Plan for Long-term Care in Ontario- Seniors
7. Telehealth Ontario e-technology
- improving patient access by asking for advice by phone
8. Budgets- Current Challenges
9. Government’s Priorities- Future Challenges
Ontarios Healthcare System- General Overview/ Introduction
Ontario has a model health care system
Ontario’s Health System
Ontario Health
System
Overview
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N there is more than one way to age successfully. In 1998, rowe and kahn identified 3 components of successful aging: absence of disease, maintenance of high cognitive and physical function, active engagement in life. They said that this model is hierarchal. Problem with this research and others like it is that it enables us to learn about the aging process but with it comes generalizations. In order for people to have these 3 things, they say that you have to have the absence of disease. Doctor mentioned in current events, they would say that he cant have an active engagement in life and high cognitive function because he has a disease. But this is not true because he is still running the hospital! N the maintenance of high cognitive and physical function. He said you should have no physical disability by the age of 75 (ex. having contacts or glasses is a disease)