Vol. 47 No. 4 (1999)
Research Article

Research Summary: Patronizing Names and Forms of Address Used with Older Adults

Published 1999-12-01



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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