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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697768/identifying-inequitable-healthcare-in-older-people-systematic-review-of-current-research-practice
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REVIEW
Sarah M Salway, Nick Payne, Melanie Rimmer, Stefanie Buckner, Hannah Jordan, Jean Adams, Kate Walters, Sarah L Sowden, Lynne Forrest, Linda Sharp, Mira Hidajat, Martin White, Yoav Ben-Shlomo
BACKGROUND: There is growing consensus on the importance of identifying age-related inequities in the receipt of public health and healthcare interventions, but concerns regarding conceptual and methodological rigour in this area of research. Establishing age inequity in receipt requires evidence of a difference that is not an artefact of poor measurement of need or receipt; is not warranted on the grounds of patient preference or clinical safety; and is judged to be unfair. METHOD: A systematic, thematic literature review was undertaken with the objective of characterising recent research approaches...
July 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661541/women-50-and-older-and-hiv-prevention-and-implications-for-health-care-providers
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Christopher Lance Coleman
The current article discusses the importance of implementing HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and intervention programs that are tailored to women 50 and older and to determine HIV risk factors for this population. A literature search was performed, resulting in 41 relevant articles. The literature underscored the significance of increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, particularly among older women. HIV risk behaviors and the effect that these behaviors have on HIV transmission and prevention among women 50 and older are described...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638855/end-of-life-care-and-do-not-resuscitate-orders-how-much-does-age-influence-decision-making-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ifor Cook, Aimee L Kirkup, Lauren J Langham, Muminah A Malik, Gabriella Marlow, Ian Sammy
With population aging, "do not resuscitate" (DNAR) decisions, pertaining to the appropriateness of attempting resuscitation following a cardiac arrest, are becoming commoner. It is unclear from the literature whether using age to make these decisions represents "ageism." We undertook a systematic review of the literature using CINAHL, Medline, and the Cochrane database to investigate the relationship between age and DNAR. All 10 studies fulfilling our inclusion criteria found that "do not attempt resuscitation" orders were more prevalent in older patients; eight demonstrated that this was independent of other mediating factors such as illness severity and likely outcome...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632089/older-lesbians-receiving-home-care-formal-and-informal-dimensions-of-caregiving
#4
Sandra S Butler
Older lesbians face the triple jeopardy of ageism, sexism, and heterosexism, and their experiences are largely invisible. This qualitative, exploratory study examines the formal and informal caregiving experiences of 20 lesbians, 65 and older, who had utilized home care services due to acute illness or chronic disabilities. Half of those not partnered reported some level of isolation from support networks. Nearly all study participants eventually found home care workers with whom they were satisfied and even quite connected...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614041/effect-of-short-term-research-training-programs-on-medical-students-attitudes-toward-aging
#5
Dilip V Jeste, Julie Avanzino, Colin A Depp, Maja Gawronska, Xin Tu, Daniel D Sewell, Steven F Huege
Strategies to build a larger workforce of physicians dedicated to research on aging are needed. One method to address this shortage of physician scientists in geriatrics is short-term training in aging research for early-stage medical students. The authors examined the effects of two summer research training programs, funded by the National Institutes of Health, on medical students' attitudes toward aging, using the Carolina Opinions on Care of Older Adults (COCOA). The programs combined mentored research, didactics, and some clinical exposure...
June 14, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609168/forever-young-visual-representations-of-gender-and-age-in-online-dating-sites-for-older-adults
#6
Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Liat Ayalon
Online dating has become increasingly popular among older adults following broader social media adoption patterns. The current study examined the visual representations of people on 39 dating sites intended for the older population, with a particular focus on the visualization of the intersection between age and gender. All 39 dating sites for older adults were located through the Google search engine. Visual thematic analysis was performed with reference to general, non-age-related signs (e.g., facial expression, skin color), signs of aging (e...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556867/voicing-ageism-in-nursing-home-dementia-care
#7
Kristine Williams, Clarissa Shaw, Alexandria Lee, Sohyun Kim, Emma Dinneen, Margaret Turk, Ying-Ling Jao, Wen Liu
Elderspeak (i.e., infantilizing communication) is a common form of ageism that has been linked to resistiveness to care in nursing home residents with dementia. Nursing home staff use elderspeak by modifying speech with older residents based on negative stereotypes, which results in patronizing communication that provides a message of incompetence. The purpose of the current secondary analysis was to describe communication practices used by nursing home staff that reflect ageism. Transcripts of 80 video recordings of staff-resident communication collected during nursing home care activities were re-analyzed to identify specific elderspeak patterns, including diminutives, collective pronouns, tag questions, and reflectives...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520929/laughing-off-the-stereotypes-age-and-aging-in-seniors-online-sex-related-humor
#8
Galit Nimrod, Liza Berdychevsky
Background and Objectives: Focusing on sex, the most salient topic featured in ageist jokes, this study aims at exploring the extent to which seniors' own humor reflects common ageist stereotypes or rather echoes contemporary consumer society representations of seniors' sexuality. Research Design and Methods: The study was based on a quantitative content analysis of 300 humorous sex-related messages posted during one full year by members of 14 leading online communities for seniors...
May 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510642/ageism-in-health-care-a-systematic-review-of-operational-definitions-and-inductive-conceptualizations
#9
José Manuel Sousa São José, Carla Alexandra Filipe Amado, Stefania Ilinca, Sandra Catherine Buttigieg, Annika Taghizadeh Larsson
Purpose: International and national bodies have identified tackling ageism in health care as an urgent goal. However, health professionals, researchers, and policy makers recognize that it is not easy to identity and fight ageism in practice, as the identification of multiple manifestations of ageism is dependent on the way it is defined and operationalized. This article reports on a systematic review of the operational definitions and inductive conceptualizations of ageism in the context of health care...
May 16, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452273/poor-care-and-the-professional-duty-of-the-registered-nurse
#10
Clair Gamble, Robin Ion
Concerns have been raised in recent years about standards of care in the UK. Notable failures have been identified in the care of vulnerable older adults. This article identifies and discusses some logical steps which might be taken to minimise the risk of individual and systemic care failure in settings for older adults. These steps include frank discussion about ageism to promote empowerment and respect for older people; ensuring robust policies are in place that support and encourage the reporting of poor care; and ensuring that registered practitioners are aware of their accountability for their actions and also their omissions should they witness poor care...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440722/twelve-tips-for-teaching-about-patients-with-cognitive-impairment
#11
James Michael Fisher, Ellen Tullo, Kwong Chan, Andrew Teodorczuk
The global population is ageing and consequently cognitive problems are increasingly prevalent. To ensure that the healthcare needs of this complex group are met, healthcare professionals must receive adequate training in this field. There are, however, a variety of reasons why this is not currently being achieved, including, but not limited to: ethical and logistical issues relating to the delivery of educational experiences involving cognitively impaired patients; a failure of curricula to keep pace with the changing demographic; societal and institutional ageism; and the inherent complexity of the conditions...
May 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391587/ageism-and-surgical-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-italian-hospitals
#12
Mirko Di Rosa, Carlos Chiatti, Joseph M Rimland, Marina Capasso, Valerio M Scandali, Emilia Prospero, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio
AIM: To determine if age is a factor influencing the type of breast cancer surgery (radical versus conservative) in Italy and to investigate the regional differences in breast cancer surgery clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective study is based on national hospital discharge records. The study draws on routinely collected data from hospital discharge records in Italy in 2010. The following exclusion criteria were applied: day hospital stays, patients younger than 17 years, males, patients without an ICD-9CM code indicating breast cancer and breast surgery, and repeated hospital admission of the same patient...
April 8, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375813/toward-a-gender-politics-of-aging
#13
Gemma M Carney
The article proposes a Gender Politics of Aging approach to the study of aging societies. The approach recognizes the feminization of old age, ageism's roots in sexist discourse, and the need to recognize the role of politics in driving demographic debates. Drawing together arguments from feminist gerontology and political demography, the article argues that the intersection of politics and gender must be considered if appropriate responses to an older, feminized demography are to be produced. I conclude that the work of aging feminists provides a rich vein of research and praxis from which a gender politics of aging approach can draw...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350248/impact-of-life-stories-on-college-students-positive-and-negative-attitudes-toward-older-adults
#14
Takashi Yamashita, Sarah J Hahn, Jennifer M Kinney, Leonard W Poon
Gerontological educators are increasingly interested in reducing college students' negative, and promoting their positive, attitudes toward older adults. Over the course of a semester, students from six 4-year institutions viewed three life story videos (documentaries) of older adults and completed pre- and posttest surveys that assessed their positive (Allophilia Scale) and negative (Fraboni Scale of Ageism) attitudes. The authors assessed changes in attitudinal scales between treatment (with videos, n = 80) and control (no video, n = 40) groups...
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343838/cancer-screening-and-early-detection-in-older-people-considerations-for-nursing-practice
#15
REVIEW
Sarah H Kagan, Kristen W Maloney
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize relevant issues in cancer screening for older people for nursing practice. DATA SOURCES: Published scientific literature, clinical literature, and published cancer screening guidelines from the United States and Canada. CONCLUSION: Nurses are caring for increasing numbers of older patients and, with this demographic shift, face increasing demands to address cancer screening and detection in both primary and specialty practice...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329799/a-theory-of-relational-ageism-a-discourse-analysis-of-the-2015-white-house-conference-on-aging
#16
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
#17
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
#18
REVIEW
Donna M Wilson, Mavis A Nam, Jill Murphy, João P Victorino, Ellen C Gondim, Gail Low
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To establish how common and impactful nursing and healthcare ageism is and whether 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. DESIGN: 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
#19
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
#20
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
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