Exploring undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of working in aged care settings: a review of the literature

Algoso, Maricris, Peters, Kath, Ramjan, Lucie and East, Leah 2016, Exploring undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of working in aged care settings: a review of the literature, Nurse education today, vol. 36, pp. 275-280, doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.08.001.

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Title Exploring undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of working in aged care settings: a review of the literature
Author(s) Algoso, Maricris
Peters, Kath
Ramjan, Lucie
East, Leah
Journal name Nurse education today
Volume number 36
Start page 275
End page 280
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 1532-2793
Keyword(s) Aged care
Undergraduate nursing students
Summary OBJECTIVES: To explore undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of working in the aged care setting through a review of the literature. DESIGN: A review of available literature relating to undergraduate nursing students' attitudes, perceptions and experiences in the aged care setting, or in the care of older adults. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL Plus with Full Text was the primary database used. Other databases include PsycINFO and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. REVIEW METHODS: Studies focused on undergraduate nursing students and their experiences in the aged care setting and on the perceptions and attitudes of nursing students toward older adults, were included. Studies that did not present an original study or those that did not meet the aim of the study were excluded from the review. RESULTS: Following removal of duplicates and exclusion of articles not meeting the aim of this paper, 24 articles remained. Three main themes emerged from the review of the literature: perceptions of aged care placement, attitudes to working in aged care, and experiences in aged care. CONCLUSION: The experiences of nursing students employed as undergraduate AINs in the aged care setting can provide an immersive clinical learning experience in preparation for their new graduate (NG) year. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to challenge ageist attitudes and instil core nursing values in novice nurses such as promoting compassionate care.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.08.001
Field of Research 1110 Nursing
111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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