Community nurses’ roles to promote resilience in Thai older people

  • วิไลวรรณ ปะธิเก คณะพยาบาลศาตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ
  • ขนิษฐา วิศิษฏ์เจริญ คณะพยาบาลศาตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ
Keywords: resilience, thai elderly, community nurses’ roles


Thai older people are facing physical deterioration, chronic diseases, inadequate income and changes in their society’s role. The survey addressed that they had a moderate level of resilience. Which if they are unable to adapt to these situations, it will be the cause of depression. Resilience is a set of capability to adapt despite difficulties. Therefore it is an important tool to assist the elderly to continue living. Community nurses attempt as key persons who are close to the community and their elderly. This article thus aims to serve the body of knowledge and understanding about elderly resilience. To promote resilience, community nurses require to concern on an elder’s income, their social support, and their health awareness. Furthermore, community nurses should expand themselves for specific characteristics, includes a positive attitude towards the elderly, cultural sensibility, be patient, and pay attention to work seriously.


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ปะธิเกว, วิศิษฏ์เจริญข. Community nurses’ roles to promote resilience in Thai older people. J Health Sci BCNSP [Internet]. 2019May8 [cited 2020Jun.4];3(1):1-11. Available from:
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