Communication Difficulties of the Elderly in Case of Receiving Bad News in Old People’s Homes in Romania

Authors

  • Georgeta Stoica-Marcu Associate Professor, PhD, Ovidius University from Constanța, Romania

Abstract

The elderly is a special category, and communication becomes difficult in terms of bad news. To maintain a good emotional state of the elderly, the specialist will have to appeal to communication skills. Good communication is a condition without which the elderly cannot receive this bad news under normal circumstances. Thus, by communicating well, it is possible for the elderly to ease their emotional state by encouraging them and training them with knowledge and skills to deal with bad news. Correct communication means that the specialist will find a way to make them listen with gentle words. Regardless of the bad news that the elderly person is supposed to receive, the responsibility lies with the person giving the news. It is very important to know that the impact of bad news is equal to the effect they have on the elderly. In conclusion, a practical definition of bad news is: “any news that seriously affects and negative perception of the individual on his future (*** 2012). KEY WORDS: bad news, communication, elderly people, good communication

Published

2021-12-26

How to Cite

Stoica-Marcu , G. (2021). Communication Difficulties of the Elderly in Case of Receiving Bad News in Old People’s Homes in Romania. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 6(2), 120-126. Retrieved from http://www.scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/104