ATTITUDES OF SURGICAL NURSES TOWARDS THE ELDERLY


BULUT E. , ÇİLİNGİR D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.19, no.4, pp.253-259, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-259
  • Keywords: Ageism, Aging, Attitude, Aged, Nurses, NURSING-STUDENTS, OLDER PATIENTS, REGISTERED NURSES, PEOPLE

Abstract

Introduction: Ageism is an ideology and process that can evolve into a discrimination against the elderly because of their old age, similar to the prejudices and stereotypes inherent in racism and sexism. Ageism can be observed in health care and can affect the quality of care provided to the elderly. This descriptive study aimed to determine surgical nurses' attitudes towards the elderly.