In this scoping review based on relevant literature, the primary research question is: How do nurses understand the concept of loneliness among the elderly?
Loneliness is a problem prevalent in all age groups but most rampant among the elderly. The elderly group, under the care of nurses, often find themselves lonely due to their substantial dependence caused by their mental or physical impairment . Nurses should avail themselves to the older adults in their care irrespective of the challenges that come with their line of work. Technically, nurses should be able to assess loneliness among their elderly patients, and their perception of loneliness is vital in assisting the elderly with loneliness.
A quick scoping review was employed in a systematic article search process through different steps. As the search process continued, the review methods, criteria, and analyses were documented and predetermined. The step-by-step method was applied. All the references obtained through the search strategy were screened, selected, and scored based on their relevance to the research study topic. The system identified the top-quality, evidence-based research articles in a highly organized and ranked way.