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Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to heighten your awareness of the multiple societal views on aging. Messaging on aging takes many forms and is equally diverse. Your charge is to consider these messages and determine 1) the extent to which they contribute to ageism in general and, 2) how they may have influenced your perceptions about aging.
Watch: The Intern, a 2015 Warner Brothers film starring Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, and Renee Russo. Be sure to take notes throughout the movie of the many examples of against myths portrayed. Note, the first 15 minutes are rich with examples.
Write a 1-2 page paper that discusses your observations regarding societal myths and messaging regarding older adults and aging. The paper should address: 1) how the myths and messaging contribute to ageism in society, 2) how your perceptions have been influenced by this messaging, and 3) what aspect of ageism do you feel you need to be most mindful of in order to provide nursing care to an older adult. Search the published literature and cite at least one professional article that relates to your discussion of aging and ageism.
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