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ERIC Number: ED217156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Educational Needs of Mental Health Administrators Serving the Aged.
Tindel, Connie
A review of the literature and personal interviews with mental health administrators and other informed persons revealed that multiple inservice and preservice educational needs exist among administrators serving the aged in hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, mental health centers, and mental health associations. Specific educational needs discovered by the survey were categorized and translated into a list of learning objectives for administrators serving the aged in the field of mental health and related areas. These objectives relate to the following areas: management and records, problem resolution, projection of needs, education of the public and the aged, and outreach and philosophy. Community colleges and universities should discuss these educational needs and develop ways of meeting them. Inservice programs from continuing education departments could reach administrators already employed. However, the expanding need forecast by the expanding population of the elderly might better be served by establishment of master's programs in mental health administration with emphasis in geriatrics or a Master's of Public Health with a specialty in gerontology. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A