Myths and realities of ageism and nursing

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan A. Letvak, Professor, Department Chair, & Undergraduate Programs Director (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Ageism is pervasive throughout society, and it is an especially important issue for nurses because the nursing workforce is aging rapidly. This article explores ageism as it applies to women and nurses, along with the myths and realities about this prevalent attitude. It also presents strategies for managing and educating the aging nursing workforce.

Additional Information

AORN Journal, 75(6), 1101-1107 doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(06)61612-8
Language: English
Date: 2002
Ageism, Women nurses, Myths, Realities

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