A Mixed Methods Study to Explore the Views and Opinions of Nurses who provide Nursing Care for the Older Person within Hospitals which provide Health Care Services for the Older Person

Anna Christina Ayton

School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin

My name is Anna C Ayton. I am presently employed as a lecturer/practitioner in gerontological nursing. This is a joint appointment between TCD and St James's Hospital, Dublin. I also co-ordinate the MSc in Gerontological Nursing. I have fifteen years experience working in care of the older person in St James's Hospital. Prior to this I worked in several areas in Scotland to include community nursing and different areas within the the acute hospital setting. I am presently completing my PhD with TCD and my area of research is dementia nursing care.


Background Our older population is increasing, the figures for people aged over 65 years in Ireland for 2001 was 430,000, this is estimated to rise to 1.1 million by 2036. There is a distinct correlation between ageing and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anna Christina Ayton (School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin )

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Lifecourse, older people or dementia


OS-1B » OS 1 life course (10:20 - Monday, 30th March, Classroom 2)

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