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Personality characteristics of staff in elderly care-a cross-cultural comparison
Regional Centre of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Oslo, Norway.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2012 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 33, no 2, 96-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Communication and interaction between carers and residents in elderly and dementia care can be challenging and demanding. The carer's personality, one factor shaping this interaction, seems to have been neglected in the literature. This article looks at cross-cultural comparisons of staff in elderly and dementia care with individuals from the general population matched by age and gender. Compared to individuals in the general population, elderly and dementia care staff are usually slower tempered, more stoic and reflective, tolerant to monotony, and more systematic. They also have more optimistic attitudes in situations that might worry most people, and more confidence in social situations and in the face of danger and uncertainty.

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informa plc , 2012. Vol. 33, no 2, 96-100 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52532DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2011.624675PubMedID: 22273343OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52532DiVA: diva2:539042
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-02-24 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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