Older People and COVID-19 isolation, risk and ageism

Brooke, Joanne and Jackson, Debra (2020) Older People and COVID-19 isolation, risk and ageism. Journal of Clinical Nursing. ISSN 0962-1067

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Abstract

Internationally, health authorities and governments are warning older people that they are at a higher risk of more serious and possible fatal illness associated with COVID‐19. Mortality data from Oxford COVID‐19 Evidence Service (25/3/20) indicate a risk of mortality of 3.6% for people in their 60s, which increases to 8.0% and 14.8% for people in their 70s and over 80s. Therefore, the global recommendation for older populations includes social isolation, which involves staying at home and avoiding contact with other people, possibly for an extended period of time, currently estimated to be between three and four months.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15274
Date: 2 April 2020
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Joanne Brooke
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 12:08
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9221

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