Please, write a discussion in two paragraphs about following scenario and answer the questions below.
Several nurses are in the unit lounge eating the birthday cake of Nurse Johnson who is celebrating her 65th birthday. “I’m so glad to have coworkers like you and work gives me such a sense of purpose,” she commented and left the room. In low voices, the other nurses commented, “I don’t get her, I’m half her age and this job drains me. We often get stuck doing the heavy work she can’t do. I know, but she is a wealth of information and patients love her. Yes, but that doesn’t help my aching back.”
What are some of the challenges of having different generations in the workplace? What issues and accommodations have you experienced in your workplace toward older workers? Should allowances be made for older workers including nurses, and if so, what can be done to support these? Describe the anticipated changes in the characteristics of the older population of the future and describe the implications for nursing and the nursing profession.
Each posting requires one reference from an English titled, peer
-reviewed nursing journal less than five years old, and a reference from the following
Tabloski, P. (2014). Gerontological Nursing (3rd Ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Health Science.
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