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Taiwanese nursing students' attitudes toward older people

Pan, I-Ju, Edwards, Helen E., & Chang, Anne M. (2009) Taiwanese nursing students' attitudes toward older people. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(11), pp. 50-55.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to establish Taiwanese undergraduate nursing students’ attitudes toward older people. This study involved a cross-sectional survey of 362 nursing students in a university in southern Taiwan. Overall, the results showed that nursing students had positive attitudes toward older people. Moreover, the findings suggested that nursing students’ intention to work with older people and gender were important factors influencing their attitudes toward older people. The findings of this study indicate that efforts are required to maintain these positive attitudes. In addition, provision of nursing courses related to older people that place greater emphasis on attitudes about aging and that take into account students’ working experience and career intention will lead to higher quality of care for older people.

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ID Code: 32081
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Older People, Taiwanese Nursing Students, Ageing, Gerontological Nursing
DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20090903-01
ISSN: 0098-9134
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 04 May 2010 08:05
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:07

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