ERIC Number: ED056270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
Geriatric Target - 1980: Education for Geriatric Service.
Mason, W. Dean
Education and training as related to geriatric services are discussed in terms of present and future needs. Types of educational programs that have been developed to meet specific needs by various institutions, agencies, and/or individuals are described. Recommendations made are: (1) Professional groups should view existing problems and should develop educational programs at every level of need; (2) Through involvement in State and National legislative action, the groups can help assure instigation and implementation of important educational programs; (3) Professionals in the field should develop an aggressive recruitment program and should publicize career opportunities; (4) Accurate definitions should be developed for aides, assistants, technologists, and technicians so that the terminology would be standardized throughout the country for all allied health and human service fields; (5) Licensing standards for institutions and staff personnel should be standardized; (6) Governmental agencies should seriously consider the availability of manpower when establishing criteria and standards for health facilities that participate in funded programs; and (7) There should be a close working relationship between colleges and universities and health care facilities in the development and implementation of educational and training programs. (Page 10 may reproduce poorly because of marginal legibility.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper prepared for National Geriatrics Society Conference, Washington, D. C., March 18, 1971