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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329799/a-theory-of-relational-ageism-a-discourse-analysis-of-the-2015-white-house-conference-on-aging
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Tracey L Gendron, Jennifer Inker, Elizabeth Ayn Welleford
Purpose: The widespread use of ageist language is generally accepted as commonplace and routine in most cultures and settings. In order to disrupt ageism, we must examine the use of ageist language and sentiments among those on the front line of providing advocacy, services, and policy for older adults; the professional culture of the aging services network. The recorded video segments from the sixth White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) provided a unique opportunity to examine discourse used by professionals and appointed representatives in the field of aging within a professional sociocultural context...
January 24, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326821/understanding-self-harm-in-older-people-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
#2
Anne Pamela Frances Wand, Carmelle Peisah, Brian Draper, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVE: Rates of suicide in older adults are generally higher than other age groups. Although risk factors for suicide attempts, and self-harm more generally, in this population are well-characterised, many of these vulnerabilities are common to older people and individual motivations are less well understood. Qualitative research may reveal more about the underlying thought processes, meaning and experiences of older people who self-harm. METHODS: A systematic review of qualitative studies examining the reasons why older people have self-harmed was undertaken by searching databases and screening the reference lists of articles...
March 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295808/a-critical-review-of-published-research-literature-reviews-on-nursing-and-healthcare-ageism
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REVIEW
Donna M Wilson, Mavis A Nam, Jill Murphy, João Paulo Victorino, Ellen C Gondim, Gail Low
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To establish how common and impactful nursing and healthcare ageism is, and if proven interventions or prevention methods exist. BACKGROUND: Ageism has been a concern since 1969 when it was first introduced as a concept for social reform. As ageism has been linked to lower quality health services and reduced health care access, it is imperative that healthcare and nursing ageism is prevented or identified and reduced or eliminated. METHODS: A qualitative narrative review of published research literature reviews using a scoping design to map all published reviews was undertaken...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294010/no-place-for-ageism-in-health-care
#4
Nina Mitchell
Ageism was not something I thought about during my training, but I became aware of it on a clinical placement working with older people, some of whom had dementia.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263366/ageism-in-studies-on-the-management-of-osteoporosis
#5
Caoimhe McGarvey, Tara Coughlan, Desmond O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: To review the literature to assess whether the fact that osteoporosis is chiefly considered a disease of the older population was reflected in research in the area of the management of osteoporosis and to determine the extent of ageism in studies on the management of osteoporosis. DESIGN: Review. SETTING: All randomized control trials on the management of osteoporosis entered in the Cochrane Library Database that reported mean age were included...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184149/can-caring-create-prejudice-an-investigation-of-positive-and-negative-intergenerational-contact-in-care-settings-and-the-generalisation-of-blatant-and-subtle-age-prejudice-to-other-older-people
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Lisbeth Drury, Dominic Abrams, Hannah J Swift, Ruth A Lamont, Katarina Gerocova
Caring is a positive social act, but can it result in negative attitudes towards those cared for, and towards others from their wider social group? Based on intergroup contact theory, we tested whether care workers' (CWs) positive and negative contact with old-age care home residents (CHRs) predicts prejudiced attitudes towards that group, and whether this generalises to other older people. Fifty-six CWs were surveyed about their positive and negative contact with CHRs and their blatant and subtle attitudes (humanness attributions) towards CHRs and older adults...
January 2017: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166425/subjective-nearness-to-death-and-end-of-life-anxieties-the-moderating-role-of-ageism
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Yoav S Bergman, Ehud Bodner, Amit Shrira
OBJECTIVES: Subjective nearness to death (SNtD), or individuals' subjective evaluation of how close they are to death, has been demonstrated to be an important predictor for different aspects of the individual's aging process across the life cycle. However, the relationship between SNtD and anxieties linked with the aging process has not been examined among individuals who may be in the initial stages of experiencing the first physical and cognitive signs of aging. Thus, this study examined the association between SNtD and aging, dying, and death anxieties...
February 6, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163343/old-er-care-home-residents-and-sexual-intimate-citizenship
#8
Paul Simpson, Maria Horne, Laura J E Brown, Christine Brown Wilson, Tommy Dickinson, Kate Torkington
Sexuality and intimacy in care homes for older people are overshadowed by concern with prolonging physical and/or psychological autonomy. When sexuality and intimacy have been addressed in scholarship, this can reflect a sexological focus concerned with how to continue sexual activity with reduced capacity. We review the (Anglophone) academic and practitioner literatures bearing on sexuality and intimacy in relation to older care home residents (though much of this applies to older people generally). We highlight how ageism (or ageist erotophobia), which defines older people as post-sexual, restricts opportunities for the expression of sexuality and intimacy...
February 2017: Ageing and Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129099/first-and-second-year-gerontology-students-research-activities-heightened-connectedness-to-learning
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Elyse D'nn Lovell, Janna R Marjamaa, Natasha Gomez Shortnacy, Kara M Cevera, Anna J Rainville, Chelsi J Baker, Suzanne I Nalivka, Alison S Mendoza, Shayna D Lamping, Michelle Davis, Jessica R Thompson
The purpose of this study was to measure first and second year students' engagement as a result of a qualitative inquiry and field experiences with elders residing in an independent and assisted living retirement community. Undergraduate student-research and field experiences are often introduced toward the completion of undergraduate students' academics. The findings suggest discovery and further consideration to implement undergraduate research and field experiences at the beginning of students' academic experiences in gerontology...
January 27, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073997/beyond-ageist-attitudes-researchers-call-for-nih-action-to-limit-funding-for-older-academics
#10
Eva Kahana, Michael R Slone, Boaz Kahana, Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer, Courtney Reynolds
PURPOSE: This article explores manifestations of ageism in response to a proposed National Institutes of Health (NIH) Emeritus Grant initiative aimed at funding older investigators. DESIGN AND METHODS: Comments were requested by NIH in 2015, through a Request for Information (RFI) as well as a public blog regarding the merits of a proposed grant mechanism that would help older researchers transfer their labs to junior scientists and transition into retirement. This article reports content analysis of comments from 134 respondents to the blog...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059572/how-did-erectile-dysfunction-become-natural-a-review-of-the-critical-social-scientific-literature-on-medical-treatment-for-male-sexual-dysfunction
#11
Emily Wentzell
This article reviews the multidisciplinary social science literature assessing the social consequences of medical treatment for male sexual dysfunction. This literature applies medicalization theory and social constructionist approaches to gender to assert that Euro-American cultural ideals of masculinity and sexuality, as well as ageism and ableism, determine which sexual changes and experiences get defined as "dysfunction" and shape the marketing and use of medical treatments for those changes. These medical responses assuage the suffering of men who become unable to meet cultural ideals for sexuality but in the process make reductive norms for male sexuality seem biologically natural...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971786/too-old-for-treatment-ageism-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cll-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#12
L Lizán, C Gabás, A Castro-Gomez, E Granados
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933747/mental-health-and-well-being-in-older-people-butler-s-three-constructs-of-ageism-in-australasian-journal-on-ageing
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EDITORIAL
Sue Malta, Colleen Doyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912859/alienation-and-alterity-age-in-the-existentialist-discourse-on-others
#14
Harm-Peer Zimmermann
Aging Studies and Postcolonial Studies belong together in a rather fundamental way, given that they share profound theoretical roots and far-reaching critical perspectives. These derive not only from the more recent poststructuralist discourse on others but also, further back, from the existentialist discourse on others - particularly in issues relating to "The Look" as elaborated by Jean-Paul Sartre in his major philosophical treatise Being and Nothingness and in his reflections on racism, colonialism and humanism...
December 2016: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912854/immune-to-ageism-men-s-perceptions-of-age-based-discrimination-in-everyday-contexts
#15
Hanna Ojala, Ilkka Pietilä, Pirjo Nikander
Despite long-term, conceptually and theoretically refined discussions, the phenomenon of ageism still remains empirically under-developed. To better understand the diversity of ageism, its contextual variations and gender-specific dynamics in people's daily lives, this study focuses on how different interactional contexts shape men's perceptions of ageism. Using data from 67 thematic personal interviews with 23 middle and working class men aged 50-70, this study contributes to the sorely lacking, empirically based and nuanced understanding of how ageism is experienced, and adds to the research on the internalization of ageism which to date has primarily focused on older women's experiences...
December 2016: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890032/ageism-we-are-our-own-worst-enemy
#16
Kerry Sargent-Cox
In 1969, Butler (1969) first coined the term "ageism" to confront "prejudice by one age group toward other age groups" (pp. 243). As with other "isms," such as racism and sexism, ageism leads to bigotry and discrimination, though it is a very distinct beast in that, for the most part, other "isms" refer to those different from ourselves: distinct, mutually exclusive, and impervious groups. Conversely, age is a fluid social construct in which we are all intimately bound as we move through the lifespan, transitioning in and out of different age-groups...
January 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882680/reconciling-conceptualisations-of-the-body-and-person-centred-care-of-the-older-person-with-cognitive-impairment-in-the-acute-care-setting
#17
Carole Rushton, David Edvardsson
In this article, we sought reconciliation between the "body-as-representation" and the "body-as-experience," that is, how the body is represented in discourse and how the body of older people with cognitive impairment is experienced. We identified four contemporary "technologies" and gave examples of these to show how they influence how older people with cognitive impairment are often represented in acute care settings. We argued that these technologies may be mediated further by discourses of ageism and ableism which can potentiate either the repressive or productive tendencies of these technologies resulting in either positive or negative care experiences for the older person and/or their carer, including nurses...
November 23, 2016: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875836/ageism-aging-and-hiv-community-responses-to-prevention-treatment-care-and-support
#18
Rosanna F DeMarco, Mark Brennan-Ing, Courtenay Sprague, Shelley M Brown
Ageism, in the form of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination targeting older adults, represents a barrier to addressing the graying of the HIV epidemic. There is widespread misperception on the part of older adults themselves, as well as service providers and society in general that HIV risk is low as one ages. In addition, internalized ageism may play a role in poorer physical and mental health outcomes, as the negative stereotypes associated with aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A number of steps can be taken to address HIV and aging in the context of ageism with regard to: prevention, education, and outreach; treatment guidelines for older adults with HIV; funding to address the aging of the epidemic; engagement of communities, health and social service organizations, and other providers around mental health and social support, and addressing the needs of special populations...
2017: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852342/on-studying-ageism-in-long-term-care-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#19
José Manuel Sousa de São José, Carla Alexandra Filipe Amado
BACKGROUND: Ageism in long-term care is pervasive, but it is not easy to define, to identify and to fight it in practice. These difficulties could be overcome if we develop research capable to conceptualize, detect, measure, and understand the multidimensionality and complexity of ageism. Nevertheless, to achieve this, it is fundamental to know how ageism in long-term care has been previously studied. METHODS: This paper systematically reviews studies on ageism in long-term care services published before October 2015 and indexed in Web of Science, PubMed, and Social Care Online electronic databases...
November 17, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843156/valuing-older-people-time-for-a-global-campaign-to-combat-ageism
#20
EDITORIAL
Alana Officer, Mira Leonie Schneiders, Diane Wu, Paul Nash, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, John R Beard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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