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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147586
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Residing with Others: Older Adults' Confrontation with Aging
Abstract:
Residing with Others: Older Adults' Confrontation with Aging
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Dupuis-Blanchard, Suzanne M., BSN, MN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Universite de Moncton
Title:Assistant Professor and Director - Centre on Aging
[Clinical Session Presentation] In our current society, there is a tendency towards regrouping older adults in nursing homes, in designated apartment buildings and in gated communities. These are homogeneous communities which present certain advantages such as security and companionship; however, they also present challenges unique to group living such as loss of self-identity, feelings of vulnerability and confrontation with aging. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative descriptive project was to develop a better understanding of the meaning of living with other older adults in senior designated apartment buildings. A partnership was established with three senior designated apartment buildings in a Canadian urban centre. Recruitment of participants for the study was initiated by placing posters advertising the study on bulletin boards, announcement in the facility?s newsletter and word of mouth from seniors themselves. Each apartment building caters to independent adults over the age of 55 years and one focus group was held in each building. Analysis was conducted with the process of constant comparison of data. This presentation will focus on the meaning given by seniors of the phenomenon of living with other older adults. The findings provide a new understanding of the concept of confrontation with aging previously lacking in the literature. Nurses must recognize and familiarize themselves with the processes of normal, healthy aging, including living with other seniors outside the long-term care environment. Future nursing research could explore other aspects of aging in a senior-designated apartment buildings or gated communities as these living environments are often understudied compared to long-term care facilities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResiding with Others: Older Adults' Confrontation with Agingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147586-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Residing with Others: Older Adults' Confrontation with Aging</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dupuis-Blanchard, Suzanne M., BSN, MN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universite de Moncton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor and Director - Centre on Aging</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suzanne.dupuis-blanchard@umoncton.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] In our current society, there is a tendency towards regrouping older adults in nursing homes, in designated apartment buildings and in gated communities. These are homogeneous communities which present certain advantages such as security and companionship; however, they also present challenges unique to group living such as loss of self-identity, feelings of vulnerability and confrontation with aging. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative descriptive project was to develop a better understanding of the meaning of living with other older adults in senior designated apartment buildings. A partnership was established with three senior designated apartment buildings in a Canadian urban centre. Recruitment of participants for the study was initiated by placing posters advertising the study on bulletin boards, announcement in the facility?s newsletter and word of mouth from seniors themselves. Each apartment building caters to independent adults over the age of 55 years and one focus group was held in each building. Analysis was conducted with the process of constant comparison of data. This presentation will focus on the meaning given by seniors of the phenomenon of living with other older adults. The findings provide a new understanding of the concept of confrontation with aging previously lacking in the literature. Nurses must recognize and familiarize themselves with the processes of normal, healthy aging, including living with other seniors outside the long-term care environment. Future nursing research could explore other aspects of aging in a senior-designated apartment buildings or gated communities as these living environments are often understudied compared to long-term care facilities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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