An exploration of the professional status and recognition of nursing older people: A grounded theory study
Rostron, Deirdre Marie
Dr Beverley Scott
Prof. Barbara Horner
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School of Nursing and Midwifery
The focus of this Grounded Theory study was to explore how nurses who care for older people feel they are perceived by other nurses. The study, involving twenty three purposefully selected participants who revealed the basic social psychological problem described as being under siege. They were able to navigate a process to become resilient to be able to survive in this clinical setting and ultimately, become an advocate for older people, themselves, and the profession.