Special Issue "Wellness and Health Promotion for the Older Adults"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Aging".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Promotion of health and wellness interventions for older adults is important in controlling the onset and progression of disabilities and disease. An initial step in determining how to promote health and wellness is to consult with older adults directly. This core principle of what matters most to the individual, added to the other three principles of the 4Ms of age-friendly healthcare—medications, mentation and mobility—defines the core topics that must be addressed in order to effectively promote health and wellness in older adults. Health promotion topics under the 4Ms rubric that are particularly important to older adults include sleep, nutrition, isolation, oral health, exercise and elder justice (freedom from abuse, neglect, exploitation or discrimination due to intentional or negligent acts). Overarching approaches needed to achieve effective health and wellness promotion include interprofessional team care; communication; social determinants of health; fostering health equity; and acknowledging and addressing health disparities. Many of these topics will be presented in this Special Issue with the intent of showing healthcare providers, students, faculty, patients and their families how to identify evidence-based practices that support wellness and good health in the older adults for whom they provide care.
Dr. Nina Tumosa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- older adult
- health promotion
- what matters
- health disparities
- health equity
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Communication Disparities Affecting Certified Nursing Assistants in Long Term Care Teams
Authors: Timothy Farrell et.al.
Affiliation: University of Utah Health
Title: Implementing a primary care liaison model to assess and address unmet social, behavioral, and economic needs among geriatric primary care patients
Authors: Jungyoon Kim et.al.
Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: CREATING INTERPROFESSIONAL READINESS TO ADVANCE AGE-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE
Authors: L. Waters 1, P. Slattum 1, E. Ansello 1, K. Grunden 1, S. Marrs 1, M. McIntyre 1, E. Ihara 2, C. Tompkins 2, P. Parsons 3, J. Winship 4, S. Finucane 5Winship
Affiliation: 1. VirginiaCenter on Aging, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES 2. College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia,UNITED STATES 3. School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES 4. Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES 5. Department of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, UNITEDSTATES
Title: A Mixed-Methods Formative Evaluation of a Dementia Friendly Congregation Program for Black Churches
Authors: Janelle Gore, MPH; Jamilla Toliver, MPH; Mia Chester, MA; Miranda Moore, PhD; Dawn Aycock, PhD, RN; Fayron Epps, PhD, RN
Affiliation: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Title: Promoting Older Adult Health and Interprofessional Education Through Community Based Health Screening
Authors: Ostertag, Susan; Hudgins, Gayle; Brooksbank, Renee; Zins, Rachael
Affiliation: University of Montana