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Patronizing speech to older patients: a literature review (2005)
Journal Article
Draper, P. (2005). Patronizing speech to older patients: a literature review. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 15(3-4), 273 - 279. doi:10.1017/s0959259806001869

This review summarizes research into the phenomenon of patronizing speech addressed to older people by doctors, nurses, health professionals and other carers. Patronizing speech is defined and illustrated and its negative impact on the dignity and we... Read More