Ageism in health care


  • Özlem Özdemir
  • Naile Bilgili

Received Date: 27.01.2013 Accepted Date: 27.06.2013 Gulhane Med J 2014;56(2):128-131

Different attitude, bias and behaviors, which subordinate a person because of his or her age, is called as ageism. Society’s and professionals perceptions of aging, perspectives and biases affect the quality of services offered to the elderly. Perception of old age has direct or indirect effect in the provision of health care priority setting, effective implementation of preventive health care services for the elderly health care, transportation, health care workers specialization in the elderly health and old age problems experienced in the implementation of policies.

Keywords: Perception of aging, health care, ageism