Research Summary: Patronizing Names and Forms of Address Used with Older Adults
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The use of personal names, related forms of address and references directed toward older adults, especially in health care settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, is ageist and infantilizes older adults. We provide a number of examples of this practice from the available literature.
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