Accommodative speech and terms of endearment: elements of a language mode often experienced by older adults.

@article{Brown2003AccommodativeSA,
  title={Accommodative speech and terms of endearment: elements of a language mode often experienced by older adults.},
  author={Angie Brown and Peter Draper},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={15-21}
}
AIM To discuss the use of patronizing patterns of speech and modified forms of address in conversations between nurses and other health workers, and older people. RATIONALE The impetus for this paper was the publication of the National Service Framework for Older People, which draws attention to the prevalence of age discrimination and the need to provide individualized care. APPROACH The literature between 1990 and 2001 was reviewed in a systematic way. Certain key, older texts were also… CONTINUE READING

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