The evaluation of undergraduate nurses' attitudes, perspectives and perceptions toward older people

Neville, Christine and Dickie, Robyn (2014) The evaluation of undergraduate nurses' attitudes, perspectives and perceptions toward older people. Nurse Education Today , 34 (7). pp. 1074-1079. ISSN 0260-6917

Abstract

Objectives: This literature review was undertaken to evaluate undergraduate nurses' attitudes and perspectives
toward older people and perceptions of working with older people. The objectives were to (1) identify if undergraduate
nurses hold positive or negative attitudes and perspectives toward older people and perceptions of
working with older people, and (2) determine if positive attitudes, perspectives and perceptions can be
established, maintained and improved with curriculum activities. Design: Literature review. Data sources: For the period 2008–2013, the literature search included an electronic database search (Medline, CINAHL, Healthsource/Academic Edition, PsycINFO and PubMed) and a hand search of reference lists of the
papers included. Results and conclusions: The analysis of 32 studies revealed that undergraduate nurses' attitudes, perspectives and perceptions are positive and it is recommended that this be the starting point for the development of curriculum activities and future research to maintain and improve this result. Finally, the limitations of recent studies are identified and a research agenda for future studies is proposed.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 03:12
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 03:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing education, nursing student attitudes, nursing student preference, older adults, gerontological nursing aged care, baccalaureate nursing programmes, ageism
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.04.018
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35533

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