From loving grandma to working with older adults: Promoting positive attitudes towards aging

Goncalves, D. C. (2009) From loving grandma to working with older adults: Promoting positive attitudes towards aging. Educational Gerontology, 35 3: 202-225. doi:10.1080/03601270802466884


Author Goncalves, D. C.
Title From loving grandma to working with older adults: Promoting positive attitudes towards aging
Journal name Educational Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-1277
1521-0472
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03601270802466884
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 202
End page 225
Total pages 24
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract The steady increase of population aging requires not only more people working within the field of aging but also the creation of new services. However, current students from areas such as medicine, nursing, psychology, and social work frequently have low interest in working with older adults. The low interest relates to this task's lack of challenge, absence of social status, and lower incomes. Different variables explain pervasive negative attitudes and lack of interest to work with older cohorts. Change of direction in this trend involves the inclusion of age related topics in university curriculum as well as promoting direct contact with older adults.
Keyword Nursing-Students Attitudes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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