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XGBSHN3013 Being Healthy In A Modern World Essay – Australia.
Short introduction to the task:
The focus of this essay is the impact of the pandemic on the psychosocial needs of the elderly.
The term ‘psychosocial’ relates to the way that social factors affect states of mind (Public Health England, 2017.
Psychosocial is a term that refers to how our personality develops over time and the interaction between our psychological needs and social demands
Understanding the elderly and their psychosocial life stage:
Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development (very well mind)
Psychosocial factors: Psychosocial pathways and health outcomes: informing action on
Study of the Elderly in scotland:
Impact of COVID-19 lock down on psychosocial factors, health, and lifestyle in Scottish octogenarians: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study
Explain your understanding of the public health eng land definition of psychosocial. Describe the psychosocial stage of development using Eriksons theory to explain why the elderly were vulnerable during covid Using the Age UK reports, give some statistics on the feelings of isolation and loneliness that the elderly experienced during covid.Give a statistic that emphasised they were more at risk of mortality during covid and the worries and fears this would have created.
Main Body :-
Subheading 1: Social Isolation and distancing
Describe what this meant for the elderly during the pandemic using reports and newspaper articles. Explain how this would have influenced their social needs and how this would impact their state of mind
Subheading 2: Social contact and use of social media
Use news articles and report to explain how the social contact and use of social media by the elderly changed during the pandemic. Explain how this would have influenced their social needs and how this would impact their state of mind (both positively and negatively) identify at least 2 articles to support your findings
Subheading 3: Worries and fear
How will have media stories led to increased worries and fears? Explain how this would have influenced their need to see relations for reassurance and how this would have impacted their mental health
Subheading 4: Increased loneliness and levels of being housebound
Use the reports to explain how the pandemic impacted the daily routines of the elderly and led to increased levels of loneliness. Explain how this would have limited their social and psychological needs.
Identify some of the innovative ways care homes tried to increase social contact with familiy members and the elderly during the pandemic and how this would have met psychosocial needs.
Summary of main findings