Attitudes towards caring for older people: findings and recommendations for practice
Angela Kydd Senior lecturer in research, Institute of Older Persons’ Health and Wellbeing, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton
Deidre Wild Visiting senior research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol
Sara Nelson Research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol
In the second part of this article, Angela Kydd and colleagues compare data from two studies to gauge if there has been a change in opinion over a decade
This finding does not bode well for attracting nurses into a career in gerontology. As a consequence, with increasing numbers of older people living in Scotland, and worldwide, the care and wellbeing of this group may be compromised at a time when it is most needed.
The lead author (AK) has used the MAQ for an international study with colleagues from Germany, Sweden, Japan, Slovenia and the US, the results of which will be available shortly.
Nursing Older People. 25, 4, 21-28. doi: 10.7748/nop2013.05.25.4.21.e769Part2Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Accepted: 23 January 2013