ERIC Number: ED116744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-8
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health In-Service Program for Employed Long-Term Care Personnel. Final Report for May and June 1975.
Since June 1973, Iowa Lakes Community College (Iowa) has been conducting an in-service training program for employees of local nursing homes. The program was designed to upgrade the participants' knowledge of the mental health aspects of care for the aged and to improve their abilities to provide physical health care. The specific objectives of the program were: (1) to demonstrate the role of the community college as a lead agency in linking long-term care facilities and mental health services through the mechanism of continuing education, (2) to develop in participants an awareness and understanding of long-term care resident behavior, (3) to acquaint participants with the patterns of resident behavior throughout the aging process, and (4) to provide participants with an opportunity to upgrade their training at a low cost and with application to their work situation by conducting the training in the facility where employed. This report presents a description of the program and explains its functioning from June 1973 to June 1975. Appended are evaluations made by program participants, project staff members, and third-party evaluators. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Lakes Community Coll., Estherville.
Note: Appendices A, B, and J have been deleted due to poor legibility. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document