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Attitudes of Healthcare Workers towards Older People in a rural population: A Survey Using the Kogan Scale

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Doherty, Mandy, Mitchell, Liz and O'Neill, Siobhan (2011) Attitudes of Healthcare Workers towards Older People in a rural population: A Survey Using the Kogan Scale. Nursing Research and Practice, 2011 . [Journal article]

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DOI: doi:10.1155/2011/352627.

Abstract

With the global trend towards an increasingly ageing population, it is clear that nurses need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to fulfil significant roles in responding to future health and support needs. This paper reports the results of a survey that aimed to identify and evaluate the attitudes of nurses, healthcare assistants, and nursing students towards older people. The survey was undertaken in a rural county in the Republic of Ireland. It is reassuring that in our study, we found that these healthcare workers hold positive attitudes towards older people. In addition, we found that study to a higher level at university appears to mitigate towards holding more positive attitudes, and this is an important finding in light of the shift towards nursing as an all-graduate profession. ,1 .2 and Siobhan O’Neill31Carndonagh Community Hospital, Donegal, Ireland2 School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Londonderry BT487JL, UK3Psychology Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northland Road, Londonderry BT487JL, UKCorrespondence should be addressed to Elizabeth A. Mitchell, ea.mitchell@ulster.ac.ukReceived 9

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:attitude, ageism, older adults, healthcare workers, nurses.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Psychology Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Psychological Epidemiology and Mental Health
ID Code:18466
Deposited By:Ms Liz Laird
Deposited On:06 Jun 2011 12:35
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 14:43

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