Expanding the scope of continuity theory: application to gerontological nursing
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
Journal of gerontological nursing
DOI of Published Version
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.
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.
Journal of gerontological nursing. 1997 Jun;23(6):29-35.