Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that isn’t ageist–and that will contribute to positive outcomes for older people.”

-Sherry Dahlke, PhD, RN, GNC(C)

The feature story, ‘Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism’, shares how LPNs can improve care for older people by becoming more aware of and working to diminish ageism in healthcare. New research is helping nurses make positive changes to their personal practice.

Discover more in the Fall/Winter issue of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) CARE magazine.

Published online bi-annually by the CLPNA, CARE is distributed to over 18,000 health professionals in Alberta, including LPNs, LPN employers, education facilities, government, stakeholders, and Canadian LPN regulators.


  • What’s the Difference between a Regulator, Association, and Union?
  • How to Address Unprofessional Conduct
  • 2022 Registration Renewal
  • CARE Magazine Moving to Online-Only Publication
  • CLPNA Council and Leadership Announcement
  • Licensed Practical Nurses’ Responsibilities in Truth and Reconciliation
  • Better Communications with Older Adults
  • Immunization Reporting Requirements for All LPNs
  • Learning and Applying Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Nursing Burnout
  • Understanding Aphasia


CARE magazine is moving to an online-only format. If you currently only receive the printed version, or if you aren’t sure if you are on the e-mail list for CARE, subscribe to continue to receive CARE magazine digitally.

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