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Gerontology & Geriatrics Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414582/educating-the-next-generation-of-family-caregivers-through-the-use-of-dynamic-case-studies
#1
Carol L Jenkins, Abby J Schwartz
Between 2008 and 2016, students in an Introduction to Gerontology course were required to complete a dynamic case study project simulating caregiving arrangement decision-making. Students were divided into groups representing typical multigenerational families, and were required to determine how to develop caregiving arrangements to respond to an older family member's changing levels of need. The assignment concluded with students writing a final paper summarizing what they learned. This study examined the themes emerging from student group case study papers to gain an understanding of the challenges students face in understanding the dynamics of making family-based caregiving decisions...
April 17, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353413/undergraduate-nursing-students-and-the-elderly-an-assessment-of-attitudes-in-a-turkish-university
#2
Rosa Darling, Merdiye Sendir, Serdar Atav, Funda Buyukyilmaz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350254/career-dreams-among-health-care-students-i-want-to-make-a-difference
#3
Inge Øster, Karen Pallesgaard Munk, Jette Henriksen
There is a continuous increase in demand for health services in most countries, because older people are living longer. Older people's health care is not, generally, an attractive career option for undergraduate health professionals. This study investigated career dreams among undergraduates studying a variety of health care subjects in order to understand what motivates them. Eighteen focus groups were conducted with 90 students, and template analysis was performed within a sociological framework. Four themes emerged from the analysis: no plans to work with older people; dreaming of making a difference; seeking variety; and the impact of clinical placements on stimulating or reducing interest in working with older people...
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350249/defining-doctoral-gerontologists-who-are-they-and-how-are-they-contributing-to-the-field-of-gerontology
#4
Brian Kaskie, Dawn Carr, Heidi Ewen
More than 300 individuals have earned doctoral degrees in gerontology since 1993 yet little is known about their training, professional placement and contributions to the field. Given this lack of information, we sought to define the emerging mass of doctoral gerontologists. In this study, we analyzed results from the 2014 Gerontology Education Longitudinal Study survey sample of 84 individuals who earned a doctoral degree in gerontology between 1993 and 2013. Results revealed doctoral gerontologists completed unique training requirements that were consistent across eight programs offering doctorates in gerontology...
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350248/impact-of-life-stories-on-college-students-positive-and-negative-attitudes-toward-older-adults
#5
Takashi Yamashita, Sarah J Hahn, Jennifer M Kinney, Leonard W Poon
Gerontological educators are increasingly interested in reducing college students' negative, and promoting their positive, attitudes toward older adults. Over the course of a semester, students from six four-year institutions viewed three life story videos (documentaries) of older adults and completed pre- and post-test surveys that assessed their positive (Allophilia Scale and negative (Fraboni Scale of Ageism attitudes. We assessed changes in attitudinal scales between treatment (with videos, n = 80) and control (no video, n = 40) groups...
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350244/training-social-work-students-to-recognize-later-life-depression-is-standardized-patient-simulation-effective
#6
Zvi D Gellis, Eunhae Grace Kim
Professional social workers are the largest provider of mental health services in the nation, yet they receive little coursework or clinical training in late life depression unless they are in a gerontology specialization. Simulation training offers academic experiences that evoke conditions of the real world in a practical way. One hundred and four consented graduate social work students completed the Standardized Patient Simulation course consisting of a human simulator interview, pre and post debriefing on late life depression, and self and faculty ratings of outcome measures...
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350228/intercultural-gerontology-curriculum-principles-and-practice
#7
Lorraine Mercer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129099/first-and-second-year-gerontology-students-research-activities-heightened-connectedness-to-learning
#8
Elyse D'nn Lovell, Janna R Marjamaa, Natasha Gomez Shortnacy, Kara M Cevera, Anna J Rainville, Chelsi J Baker, Suzanne I Nalivka, Alison S Mendoza, Shayna D Lamping, Michelle Davis, Jessica R Thompson
The purpose of this study was to measure first and second year students' engagement as a result of a qualitative inquiry and field experiences with elders residing in an independent and assisted living retirement community. Undergraduate student-research and field experiences are often introduced toward the completion of undergraduate students' academics. The findings suggest discovery and further consideration to implement undergraduate research and field experiences at the beginning of students' academic experiences in gerontology...
January 27, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129090/geriatric-education-utilizing-a-palliative-care-framework
#9
Beverly Lunsford, Laurie Posey
The dramatic growth of persons over 65 and the increased incidence of multiple, chronic illness has resulted in the need for more comprehensive healthcare. Geriatrics and palliative care are medical specialties pertinent to elderly, yet neither completely addresses the needs of older adults with chronic illness. Interprofessional faculty developed Geriatric Education Using a Palliative Care Framework (GEPaC) to teach an integrated approach to care. Interactive online modules use a variety of instructional methods, including case-based interactive questions, audio-visual presentations, reflective questions, and scenario-based tests...
January 27, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129082/come-join-lead-attracting-students-to-careers-in-aging-and-promoting-involvement-in-gerontological-societies
#10
Jennifer Moye, Victor A Molinari, Michele J Karel, Aanand D Naik, Erin Sakai, Brian D Carpenter
Geriatric educators face the challenge of attracting more clinicians, scientists, and educators into geriatrics and gerontology, and promoting involvement in gerontological societies. A survey of psychologists (N = 100) examined factors that attract students in clinical/counseling psychology to practice with older adults, as well as experiences in organizational service. For 58%, interest in aging began at the undergraduate level, but for others interest developed later. About half cited academic exposure such as mentorship (51%), research (47%), or coursework (45%) as sparking interest, along with family (68%) or work experience (61%)...
January 27, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103155/using-art-in-an-intergenerational-program-to-improve-students-attitudes-toward-people-with-dementia
#11
Elizabeth Lokon, Yue Li, Jyotsana Parajuli
This study explored the effects of participating in an intergenerational service learning program called Opening Mind through Arts (OMA) on college students' attitudes toward people with dementia. In this program, students were paired one-on-one with elders who have dementia to support the elders' creation of visual art projects. They met weekly for one semester. The Dementia Attitude Scale was administered at the beginning and end of the semester to measure changes in students' attitudes. The study included 156 students participating in OMA and assessed if their participation makes a difference in the degree of change in overall attitudes, knowledge and comfort level toward people with dementia...
January 19, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103147/effectiveness-of-a-video-based-aging-services-technology-education-program-for-health-care-professionals
#12
Alyssa Weakley, Joyce W Tam, Catherine Van Son, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Health care professionals (HCPs) are a critical source of recommendations for older adults. Aging services technologies (ASTs), which include devices to support the health-care needs of older adults, are underutilized despite evidence for improving functional outcomes and safety and reducing caregiver burden and health costs. This study evaluated a video-based educational program aimed at improving HCP awareness of ASTs. Sixty-five HCPs viewed AST videos related to medication management, daily living, and memory...
January 19, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222273/competencies-in-european-gerontological-higher-education-an-explorative-study-on-core-elements
#13
Eric C Schoenmakers, Joann Damron-Rodriguez, Janet C Frank, Birgit Pianosi, Jan S Jukema
This study explores whether there is a common core of competencies in European gerontology education programs by doing a cross-comparison of five undergraduate-level programs. Content analysis of competency profile documents at the five European educational programs were studied using thematic analysis. Study results document that there indeed is a common core of elements in gerontological educational programs. Three clusters which included a total of 15 categories were identified. The clusters were labeled professional attitude, communication skills, and service provision...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051923/educating-a-new-generation-of-professionals-in-aging-worldwide
#14
Nina M Silverstein, Kelly G Fitzgerald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892805/addressing-the-needs-of-nicaraguan-older-adults-living-on-the-edge-a-university-community-partnership-in-international-service-learning
#15
Margaret B Neal, Melissa Cannon, Alan DeLaTorre, Cory R Bolkan, Iris Wernher, Elisabeth Nolan, Milton López Norori, Carmen Largaespada-Fredersdorff, Keren Brown Wilson
Nicaragua is a very low-income country entering a period of rapid aging with limited geriatric training for health care professionals. To help build capacity and to enhance student learning, a short-term international service-learning program was implemented in 2004 in partnership with the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation and Nicaraguan community stakeholders. Graduate and undergraduate students at Portland State University complete coursework for one term in the United States then travel to Nicaragua for about two weeks to participate in educational, research, and service activities, primarily in group homes for older Nicaraguans...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754821/the-growth-of-gerontology-and-geriatrics-in-mexico-past-present-and-future
#16
Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Sergio Flores Cerqueda, José Carlos García Ramírez
Life expectancy is increasing in Mexico, creating new opportunities and challenges in different areas, including gerontology and geriatric education and research. Although in the European Union there are more than 3,000 institutions that focus on aging research, in Latin America there are only 250 programs where theoretical and practical knowledge is taught. In Mexico, the number of institutions that offer gerontology and geriatric education is relatively small. One of the major concerns is that Mexico is not adequately prepared to optimally deal with the aging of its population...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27653993/higher-education-in-gerontology-a-comparison-of-master-s-programs-in-japan-taiwan-and-turkey
#17
Tomoko Ikeuchi, Feng-Hwa Lu, Jason K Holdsworth, Özgür Arun, Shan-Tair Wang, Ikuko Murakami, Hisao Osada
As of 2015, there is only one master's program of gerontology acknowledged by each of the following countries: Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey. All three programs have fewer than 15 years of history. These three countries differ in society types based on the proportion of older adults, rate of population aging, and population size. However, in terms of gerontological education, they seem to share great commonalities. Common challenges are a lack of awareness of the field of gerontology, insufficient numbers of gerontology programs and faculty members to produce trained gerontologists within society, and the inadequacy of opportunities for trained gerontologists to play an active role in various fields...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648765/integration-or-specialization-similarities-and-differences-between-sweden-and-the-united-states-in-gerontology-education-and-training
#18
Mary E McCall, Ulrika Börjesson
This article examines the similarities and differences in the education and training of gerontologists and others who work with older people in Sweden and the United States. It outlines the aging trends in both countries and assesses the level of training for those who provide care in a variety of fields. Both countries are aging, but the programs for gerontological training are quite different in the two countries, reflecting underlying cultural values. Sweden's education is generally more oriented toward the integration of some aging education in more disciplinary fields, such as nursing and social work and thus could benefit from more specialized, aging-specific courses...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648686/teaching-of-geriatric-health-in-india-mapping-the-terrain
#19
Sanghamitra Pati, Anjali Sharma, Sandipana Pati, Sanjay Zodpey
India is currently undergoing a rapid demographic transition along with a dramatic upsurge in the number of elderly adults. Creating a cadre of specialized health care professionals in geriatric medicine is clearly vital to address the health care needs of this growing population. The authors undertook a mapping of the available academic programs in geriatric health in India and examined their content, duration, architecture, and student intake. A total of 20 programs were identified in geriatric health, thus highlighting a paucity of training options in this field...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635670/integrating-gerontological-competencies-in-canadian-health-and-social-service-education-an-overview-of-trends-enablers-and-challenges
#20
Veronique Boscart, Lynn McCleary, Kelsey Huson, Linda Sheiban, Kelsey Harvey
As the number of older adults increases, it is imperative that gerontological competencies are imbedded in health and social service education reviews of Canadian published and grey literature presents trends, barriers, and enablers of sustained movement toward graduating professionals with gerontology competencies. Overall, gerontological education remains insufficient. Main barriers include resources for faculty and teaching. This review also identified discipline-specific competency frameworks that could inform curriculum enhancement and education accreditations; however, most educators were unaware of these...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
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