Nurses Towards Older People and Own Ageing
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alicja RóÅ¼yk-Myrta
Institute of Nursing, University of Applies Sciences Armii Krajowej St. 7
48-300 Nysa, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 22, 2016; Accepted Date: January 09, 2017; Published Date: January 11, 2017
Citation: Rozyk-Myrta A, Brodziak A, Kolat V (2017) Nurses Towards Older People and Own Ageing. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:389. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000389
Copyright: © 2017 Rozyk-Myrta A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ageing of the population and emergence of problems related to this process constitutes a basis for crossdisciplinary research. Old age is a natural part of a human life cycle and is a complex, genetically conditioned process which can be modified by environmental factors. Forecasts presented by the Central Statistical Office (Polish government agency concerned with collecting and publishing statistical data) indicate a clear tendency for extension of average life expectancy. It is estimated that in year 2035, one in four people will be above the age of 65. A high number of elderly people in the society concerns Poland as well. The need for medical and social services is relatively growing. The elderly are also the main beneficiaries of health care in terms of care benefits. The article presents the attitudes of nurses both towards the elderly people and their own ageing in terms of the general public. Results of own research has been compared with that made by the Centre of Public Opinion Research (Polish opinion polling institute).