What's stopping a career in gerontological nursing? Literature review

Neville, Christine, Dickie, Robyn and Goetz, Sandra (2014) What's stopping a career in gerontological nursing? Literature review. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40 1: 18-27. doi:10.3928/00989134-20131126-02

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Author Neville, Christine
Dickie, Robyn
Goetz, Sandra
Title What's stopping a career in gerontological nursing? Literature review
Journal name Journal of Gerontological Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0098-9134
1938-243X
Publication date 2014-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3928/00989134-20131126-02
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 18
End page 27
Total pages 10
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Despite the rapid aging of the world’s population, many countries are experiencing difficulty in recruiting nurses to work with older people. A literature review was conducted regarding the career preferences of undergraduate nursing students from seven different countries. The literature review has identified that gerontological nursing does not feature highly as a career goal. Notably, this has been the situation for the past decade. There is no indication that the situation is going to change at any time in the future unless some serious decisions are made at professional, health service, community, and government levels. This literature review has identified the reasons why undergraduate nurses are not choosing gerontological nursing as a career, what has been done in an attempt to address the problem, and what else may be done.
Keyword Career Choice
Older adult
Nursing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 11:03:21 EST by Dr Christine Neville on behalf of Ipswich Clinical School