Title

Expanding the scope of continuity theory: application to gerontological nursing

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-1997

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

PubMed ID

9197622

Abstract

Continuity Theory is a psychosocial theory of aging which posits that as middle-aged and elderly adults adapt to changes associated with the normal aging process, their past experiences, decisions, and behaviors will form the foundation for their present and future decisions and behaviors. Regardless of the clinical setting, nurses working with elderly individuals may find Continuity Theory helpful in viewing the experience of elders in a holistic way that incorporates a life course perspective. By applying Continuity Theory to clinical practice, nurses may be better able to provide individualized, clinically appropriate care to elders.

Keywords

Theory, Life Experiences, Aging -- Psychosocial Factors, Adaptation, Psychological, Gerontologic Nursing, Patient-Family Relations, Nurse-Patient Relations, Research, Nursing, Aged, 80 and Over, Inpatients, Female

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of gerontological nursing, 23:6 (1997) pp.29-35.

Recommended Citation

Journal of gerontological nursing. 1997 Jun;23(6):29-35.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/80