Issue for Older Adults: Social Isolation


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Issue for Older Adults: Social Isolation
Nurses tend to focus on patients’ serious conditions and therefore may not notice when a patient is socially isolated. This paper will discuss why this issue is so important, how nurses can identify it, and various interventions that can help the patient. The nursing implications of this issue will be presented. Above all, social isolation will be discussed from the older adult’s perspective and in terms of their lived experience. This perspective will be achieved by using mainly qualitative studies that focus on the person’s lived experience or by interviews with older adults. What nurses usually see when they observe a situation of social isolation is far different from what the older...
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