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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Elizabeth A Okankwu

Elizabeth A Okankwu, Speaker at Nursing Conferences
Rivers State University, Nigeria
Title : Demographic change of the global aging population: Bracing up for eminent future challenge in nursing care.


The obvious difference which abounds amidst the world population of adults and the young people tends to be at a lopsided posture to the increase of the older adults and decrease of the younger people in contemporary era. This assertion is the outcome of demographic disparity of population index accruing from the baby boomer and family planning era in all parts of the world. This paper focuses on excavating the unidentified future consequence of birth rate during the baby boomer era over the adoption of family planning towards re-procreation. A juxtapose of the difference in population index of these demographic circles indicate that the number of elderly adults is expected to increase exponentially over the coming decades due to the baby boomer era. The sustenance of this posture in all parts of the world may expose nursing profession into more challenging health care task that will require increase in nursing personnel to cater for the emerging aging population.

 As certain as this postulation, this paper opines for a proactive all-encompassing measures of dual paradigm shift of training adults towards self-care and re-introduction of baby boomers approach to population issue, for the purpose of breeding young people that will sustain nursing profession and health care delivery task.

Keywords: Demographic disparity, aging population, baby boomer, family planning, nursing profession.

Audience Take Away Notes:
- Audience will be acquainted with the trend in population demographic changes
- Knowledge of increase in life expectancy in contemporary time
- Knowledge of identified effects of family planning policy towards health care provision
- Knowledge of emerging scarcity in nursing workforce


Dr. Okankwu holds a dual profession in Nursing and Early Childhood Education. Obtained a first and second degree in nursing at the University of Calabar and University of Nigeria-Nsukka in 2002 and 2013 respectively, before proceeding to Ignatius Aguru University of Education for an M.Ed and PhD in Early Childhood Education in 2016 and 2020.