Graduation Year

1978

Abstract

Ageism is not a new phenomenon. Aristotle himself wrote
of the wonders and beauty of youth and stated his belief that
after the age of fifty, man definitely 'declined. 'But never
before has the emphasis on youth been so profound in our
society. Youth is associated with worth, value and productivity;
the aged individual is seen as having little to
contribute to our fast-moving, technologically-exploding
society.

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Nursing



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