Gerontology nursing

Gerontology nursing is one of the most growing professions in the job market and it has a great effect on the delivery of health care to elderly (Morgan & Somera, 2014) Gerontology nursing is one of the most growing professions in the job market and it has a great effect on the delivery of health care to elderly (Morgan & Somera, 2014). However, ageism derived attitudes remain an ongoing/prevalent global issue jeopardizing both patients and health care woekers. Nurses have an important role in delivering a holistic care regardless of age (Morgan & Somera, 2014). To study the concept of ageism , we must recognize and comprehend the factors that lead to ageism. There are many factors ranging from lack of knowledge and experience, cultural, social, environmental that cause such attitudes. Ageism became a source of concern nowadays Therefore, to overcome this global issue, solutions such as enhancing gerontology knowledge and evidence-based strategies are imperative. (Ferrell, 2011).