Attitudes toward the elderly: A comparison of Turkish and American undergraduate nursing students
This presentation will include descriptive analyses of the comparisons of the two cohorts of undergraduate nursing students with respect to their attitudes. In addition, relationships between attitudes and a number of demographic characteristics of the subjects will be explored. Such demographic factors include gender, age, family background, exposure to the elderly, and location of residence.
Based on the outcomes of this study, recommendations will be provided for curricular changes in both countries. Such interventions may lead to a new generation of nurses who are more inclined to work with this vulnerable population.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related education
Public health or related nursing
Compare differences in nursing student attitudes toward elders in Turkey and Upstate NY. Describe the relationships between demographic indicators and nursing student attitudes toward elders. Discuss applicable curricular changes that may improve nursing students’ perceptions of elder care.
Keyword(s): Aging, International
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in nursing research and health policy for the last 30 years with numerous publications and presentation. I have conducted this study in collaboration with my colleagues in Turkey and the US.
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.