Discuss what aging biases you have witnessed &/or perpetrated.

Regula APA Manual 7th Edition

Current research points to ageism as disparaging the value of older adults and stereotyping them as a burden to society. Ageism has in the recent past, negatively influenced decisions regarding older adult client’s access to screenings and certain diagnostic procedure. Acceptance of ageism by health care providers, society and clients themselves can lead to ineffective assessment and treatment of mental and physical illness.

Three-part APA Paper…

 

My Discussion post on ——How does a person’s difference in age, culture, race, gender, and living situation impact your comfort as a nurse in communicating with them? While growing up, how were OAs (older adults) treated in your family, culture, community, and in society (identify the year range)?

 

Part 1: Reflect on how those experiences from the Discussion Post impact your nursing practice now?

Part 2: Discuss what aging biases you have witnessed &/or perpetrated.

Part 3: Create a community education plan to address aging bias.

The assignment should be written in an APA-formatted essay. The essay should be at least 1500 words in length and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials.

Nurses are integral to challenging ageism stereotypes and promoting healthy aging. The largest demographics of clients nurses will care for over the next 50 years will be older than 65. With extended life expectancy there is a need for enhanced quality of life. Promotion of successful aging requires healthy aging attitudes.

Mental Health of America. (2011). Position Statement 35: Aging well: Wellness and psychosocial treatment for the emotional and cognitive challenges of aging. Retrieved from https://mhanational.org/issues/position-statement-35-aging-well-wellness-and-psychosocial-treatment-emotional-and-cognitive