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Ageism in Nursing and Healthcare

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Ageism in nursing is a real and present threat to the profession, and to the healthcare system writ large. In reviewing articles about ageism in nursing, one might believe that it occurs only in relation to older nurses, yet ageism can cut both ways.

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Ageism in nursing is a real and present threat to the profession and the healthcare system writ large. In reviewing articles about ageism in nursing, one might believe that it occurs only in relation to older nurses. Yet, ageism can cut both ways. Any form of age-based discrimination is reprehensible, and only those aware of the problem can speak up and take action against it. According to the AIHW (2016), 39% of the Australian nursing workforce is aged 50 or older. Meanwhile, a growing 'Millennial' population of nurses is also stepping into the workplace and infusing the profession with a younger generation.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at www.nursekeith.com and Digital Doorway.
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Ageism can be a big problem in the workplace. Any education to be aware of any sort of diversity is important to have in order to collaborate effectively with team members to achieve a higher goal.
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