Attitudes of rural and urban nurses towards older people
The presentation will provide a descriptive analysis of working nurses' demographic characteristics including place (rural/urban), practice setting, and previous gerontology course content. The study will answer the questions (a) what attitudes do hospital nurses hold towards older people, (b) what is the relationship between place (rural/urban) and attitude scores of working nurses, (c) what is the relationship between practice setting and attitude scores of working nurses, and (d) what is the relationship between previous gerontology course content and attitude scores.
Nurse leaders and educators should have a clearer understanding of the attitudes of care giving nurses towards older people. The information from this study should be useful in the development and implementation of interventions and educational programs to improve attitudes of nurses working with older people.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related nursing
Describe attitudes of working nurses towards older people. Analyze the relationships between place (rural/urban), education level, practice setting and attitudes toward older people. Describe educational interventions in work settings to improve attitudes of working nurses toward older people
Keyword(s): Rural Health Care, Aging
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a student in the Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing PhD program in Rural Nursing. I have presented several research studies on the topics of rural professional practice environments and attitudes towards aging, and have published several articles on rural nursing theory and professional isolation. In addition, I have 30 years experience in nursing, with over 20 years experience in progressive nursing management and administration in both rural and urban facilities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.