aging, elders, values




The demographics of the population of the United States are inexorably changing: The baby boomers, who have defined much of the culture of the past half century, will continue to do so over the next 50 years. Just as the population is aging, so are the members of the nursing profession. Working with elders as our patients and as our peers is a reasonable expectation. Encouraging younger nurses to embrace working with elders is a challenge. Learning about how we have come to value aging and our elders is one way to engage the change in the work that nurses do. This article explores the source of one young nurse’s values toward the elderly.


Original Citation: Klein, Sarah A., and Andrea C. Bostrom. "Elders, Values, and Peppermint Candies." Home Health Care Management & Practice 14, no. 2 (2002): 137-139.

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