Interview Interview Project/Paper No late papers will be accepted for any reason. For this project, you will interview two older adults (65 or older) wh

Interview Interview Project/Paper

No late papers will be accepted for any reason.

For this project, you will interview two older adults (65 or older) who are within 5 years of each other’s age (both the same gender).  One of the participants would classify him/herself as “sick” while the other participant would classify him/herself as “well”. This paper will “compare and contrast” the two individuals as well as comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences to what is documented in the scholarly/professional research literature. 

· Summarize  your interview with each older adult 10points

· ( Sample  interview questions) (you can make up your own questions)

· Why do you consider yourself to be well/sick?

· If sick, what is diagnosis? How is that handled?

· What does your usual day consist of? (Basically ask about activities of daily living)

· What activities are easy/difficult?

· Can you easily bathe and dress?

· Do you have difficulty cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping?

· What are your social activities?

· Do you exercise? Do you have access to exercise?

· Do you have a strong support system such as family, friends, church?

· Do you take medications?

· Do you have trouble obtaining medications?

· Is your environment safe?  

· Relate each of their stories to the physical aspects of aging that you have been learning about this semester. 10 points

· Discuss those changes in terms of lifestyle and personality vs. those that may be associated with disease processes. 20 points

· Finally, choose 2 similarities and 2 differences between your interviews and research (in the scholarly/professional literature, see page 3) these similarities and differences. Relate your interview findings to published research findings. 40 points

· 10 points for grammar and writing style

· 10 points for references and APA formatting

·  Requirements:

· This paper should be 15 pages in length.

· Papers must adhere to page limits set for the assignment. Papers will be marked down for being below the page minimum. Further, I will not read any text which is beyond the page maximum.

· You must use professional writing style with proper grammar and tense.

· APA formatting is required for this paper.

· Cite your references (peer-reviewed from the professional literature) in the body of your paper and in a references section at the end of your paper.

· See recommended reading on the first page of this syllabus for resources to help you with APA formatting and writing.

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