I agree the growing aging population will significantly impact society as a whole. As noted by Mion (2003), with the already growing nursing workforce shortage, delivering quality health care to the elderly is more challenging in comparison to the younger population. Nonetheless, Young (2003), noted that through clinical practice, education, leadership, and research, nurses are capable of improving elder health care. Any suggestions on how we as nurses can combat the shortage of nurses to meet the elderly care?
Mion, L.C. (2003). Care Provision for Older Adults: Who Will Provide? OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 8(2), Manuscript 3. Retrieved from https//www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume82003/No2May2003/CareProvisionforOlderAdults.aspx
Young, H.M. (2003). Challenges and Solutions for Care of Frail Older Adults. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 8(2), Manuscript 4. Retrieved from https//www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume82003/No2May2003/OlderAdultsCareSolutions.aspx