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  Perceptions of Geriatric Practice
Title: Perceptions of Geriatric Practice
Author: Smith, Gregory C.
Tobin, Sheldon S.
Gustafson, Joseph D.
Appeared in: Clinical gerontologist
Paging: Volume 6 (1987) nr. 3 pages 29-46
Year: 1987-06-12
Contents: Perceptions of four dimensions of geriatric practice were examined: the evocation of age-related countertransference issues, touch as particularly important, increased activity by practitioners, and the special value of reminiscence. Among 541 subscribers to the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, practitioner characteristics were associated with all four dimensions. The perception of the evocation of more age-related countertransference issues in geriatric practice was associated with having a psychodynamic orientation, and with less years of practice with the elderly. The perception of touch as therapeutically important was associated with being female, not having a psychodynamic orientation, and with working in long-term care settings. The perception that increased activity is required with the elderly was associated with being female and with younger ages of practitioners. The perception of the special value of reminiscence was positively related to years of practice with the elderly, amount of formal education, and being female. These modest, but understandable, associations should be substantiated, possibly through behavioral observations. Also needed, is an examination of their implications for practice with the elderly.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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