Module 1 introduced you to the concept of ageism, a form of prejudice and discrimination against those held to be “old.” Ageist attitudes can be held by anyone, including older persons. Use FSCJ’s databases to find scholarly, peer-reviewed research on ageism among professionals who might provide services to an elder in some capacity. This could include counselors, lawyers, dentists, doctors, nurses, etc. Share with the class the findings from the research you read and discuss the potential consequences of ageism among those professionals. For instance, is it possible that ageism among professionals could affect the elder’s self-concept, their health, financial-well-being, or even their life expectancy? Next, read and reply to the posts of at least two other students. Three replies are needed for an exemplary on interaction.
Evans, C. H., & Montvilo, R. K. (2018). Ageism. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health. Retrieved from
Do not use websites that sell products as a source for this discussion. Share with the class the findings from the research you read. Next, read and reply to the posts of at least two other students. Three replies are needed for an exemplary on interaction.
Initial posts should be a minimum of 200 words. Replies to classmates should be at least 175 words. All posts must include APA style in-text citations as well as complete references. Do not list any reference unless you used it in the post. Your posts should show evidence of analysis and critical thinking, and the ability to use scholarly sources, as opposed to presenting an opinion.