LESS HUMAN THAN OTHER NURSES: AN EXAMINATION OF ATTRIBUTIONS OF HUMANNESS TOWARD AN OLDER ADULT IN LONG-TERM CARE
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The relationship between care recipient and care provider is central to the care recipient’s quality of life, yet relatively little is known about psychological factors that impact this relationship. Existing evidence suggests that infrahumanization of patients may reduce stress related to caring for those who are dying. Extending Terror Management Theory and infrahumanization research, the present research examined the effect of mortality salience and aging salience on perceptions of unique humanness attributed to an older adult relative to other nurses. Nursing majors at a university (n ...