Where has the compassion gone from the residential aged care environment?
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Place of Publication
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Would working in residential aged care be your dream job as a newly qualified nurse, probably not, but why not? Montayre (2015) suggests that although nurses don’t like to talk about it, or even less, what the real problem is perceived to be with this practice area, residential aged care nursing is thought to be less exciting, monotonous, and requiring less skill than other areas such as emergency nursing, or medical nursing.