Haight's Life Review Essay

5665 Words Dec 7th, 2013 23 Pages
Geriatric Life Review Paper
NAME, NS
Bryant and Stratton College
NURS 222: Geriatrics Nursing
Didactic Instructor, MSN, RN
December 3, 2013

The purpose of this life review paper is to interview J.B. regarding the various stages of his life including his childhood, adolescence, adulthood, family and his home life. The interview was conducted at his residence in North Olmsted. This life review paper is about a 65 year old Caucasian male. J.B. is a Roman Catholic and is of Italian decent. Client is currently residing with his wife of 40 years in North Olmsted, Ohio in a single family home with his dog, a Black Lab named Pongo. His son resided at his current residence in North Olmsted with him for 8 years and his daughter resided
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J.B. has 4 siblings, 3 sisters and 1 brother. His younger sister suffers from Multiple Sclerosis; his brother suffers from Type 11 Diabetes and his other 2 sisters have no known health problems.
Childhood
J.B. had a very happy childhood. He states “we were not wealthy but I never knew it during my childhood. My mom and dad provided us with the necessities and most importantly, a lot of unconditional love. My siblings and I were always happy despite the fact that we didn’t always get what we may have wanted, we didn’t really know any better”, (J.B., personal communication, 11-11-2013). J.B. and I talked about how society today has changed so much from when he was a kid growing up. We discussed how so much emphasis is placed on what kids have and how kids today expect so much. With all the electronics, video games and T.V. shows, kids today aren’t using their imagination and don’t know how to entertain themselves. “Our future generation is growing up in a world where they expect everything to be handed to them. Kids today are happy as long as they have the newest and the best toys but they are losing the valuable lesson that had work and persistence pays off. They have no appreciation for working hard to get what they want because everything is

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