Dramatic transformation over the last 100 years Greater ethnic diversity People are living longer Technology
Veteran generation Born 1922-1945 Baby Boomers Born 1945-1960 Generation X Born 1960-1980 Millennial/ Net generation Born 1980-2000
Born during the Great Depression and WWII As adults were able to enjoy single family homes and improved economics Believe if you work hard and follow the rules you will be rewarded Responsibility to contribute to work and home life Value Loyalty, respect authority, and expect rewards for hard work
Born into economic prosperity and opportunity Television/ visual international news Men landed on the moon/ president was shot Emphasis on freedom and self (Me Generation) Vietnam war, race riots, women's rights Idealism/question authority and the status quo Believe in making a contribution while ensuring a plentiful life for them selves
More working mothers and single parent households Learned to manage on their own at an early age Longstanding close friends become increasingly important Media/ technology savvy Space shuttle Challenger disaster Value short term employment with less permanent relationships Expect a balance in work and home life Responsible for consistently updating their skills/ focus is outcomes not processes
Protected, more infrastructure to support them Structured lives with more involved parents due to fewer children Multicultural, multiethnic, global world perspective Technology savvy multi-taskers Bombing of the Federal building/ Columbine shooting Renewed sense of patriotism and contributing to the collective good
1. Shift from hierarchical structure to team based structure at work 1. For older clients they feel their life's work has earned them respect 2. Information age and technology have caused younger staff to not be as reliant on senior staff 1. We can utilize the tecno savvy to help us develop new and improved ways of functioning
Split into groups Try to be in a group that includes a veteran, baby boomer, X-generation and a millennial if possible Look at your group of pictures Who remembers what and why? Write one thing you can do that will make one person from a generation different from your self have a better work environment Write down one statement from each generation that will help you improve your interaction with a patient.
Skiba, D., Barton, A. (May 31, 2006). Adapting your teaching to accommodate the net generation of learners. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 11(2) manuscript 4. www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic30/tpc/30_ 4.htm www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic30/tpc/30_ 4.htm Weston, M. (May 31, 2006). Integrating generational perspectives in nursing. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 11(2) manuscript 1. www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic30/tpc/30_ 1.htm www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic30/tpc/30_ 1.htm
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